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EnterpriseDB Expands in Korea to Meet Rising Demand for Postgres

BEDFORD, Massachusetts, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Sweeping government initiatives to adopt open source software alternatives are driving greater demand for Postgres software and expertise

EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, today announced its expansion in South Korea with the opening of a new branch office in Seoul. EnterpriseDB has appointed Jihoon (James) Kim as manager to provide local support to Korean governments and corporations adopting Postgres.

The use of open source software has expanded dramatically in Korea in recent years following government initiatives to adopt and develop solutions that utilize open source software to avoid proprietary lock-in. Under the stewardship of Korea's National IT Industry Promotion Agency and the National Computing & Information Agency (NCIA), government agencies are working to convert systems to open source to meet goals set by national initiatives. The NCIA is working to create benchmark deployments that help Korean government agencies achieve the government's goal of running 40 percent of its operations on open source software by 2016.

"Major initiatives in Korea to use open source software wherever possible have propelled Postgres to the forefront in the database sector. Postgres is gaining widespread recognition among global enterprises for its performance and stability," said Jihoon (James) Kim, Branch Manager at EnterpriseDB. "Organizations in Korea have been particularly aggressive given government initiatives and the nation's overall drive for innovation. We're expanding in Korea to ensure organizations have the resources they need to succeed with Postgres."

In the Korean corporate sector, the telecommunications industry has taken a leadership position in adopting open source based database solutions. KT Corporation, for example, is working on one of the largest enterprise database migrations from a proprietary vendor to EnterpriseDB's open source based Postgres Plus Advanced Server. KT Corp. has deployed Postgres to support multiple mission-critical applications with tremendous success and is currently identifying workloads across the enterprise that can be migrated from a costly traditional database to Postgres.

"We continue to be impressed by the performance of Postgres and we're actively seeking more opportunities to deploy the database," said Jungsook Jaegal, General Manager, IT Architecture team, IT Strategy and Planning BU, at KT. "We enjoy a rewarding partnership with EnterpriseDB in our efforts to deploy Postgres in place of more costly, traditional solutions based on proprietary technology."

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About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly proprietary solutions and slash their database spend by 80 percent or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and Oracle compatibility, EnterpriseDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 2,000 enterprises, governments and other organizations worldwide use EnterpriseDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures. Based in Bedford, MA, EnterpriseDB is backed by top-tier venture capitalists and strategic investors like Red Hat and IBM. For more information, please visit http://www.enterprisedb.com.

EnterpriseDB Media Contact in Korea:
Jihoon (James) Kim
Jihoon.kim@enterprisedb.com

EnterpriseDB Media Contact in US:
Renee Deger
Renee.deger@enterprisedb.com
+1-781-357-3390

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