This article originally appeared at The WHIR
EnterpriseDB has partnered with Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of China’s Alibaba Group, to make Postgres Plus Advanced Server database available as a relational database as a service on the Aliyun cloud platform.
The partnership will give Aliyun customers a more diversified relational database suite, according to an announcement by the companies on Wednesday.
PostgreSQL is an open source relational database, and EDB has developed performance, security and compatibility improvements as part of its Postgres Plus Advanced Server database. The company has also developed database compatibility to make migrating easier for customers.
“By deploying EDB’s Postgres Plus Advanced Server, Aliyun can provide customers a database-as-a-service with enterprise-class performance and security, but with a significant pricing advantage because of EDB’s open source model,” Ed Boyajian, CEO of EnterpriseDB said. “China represents a huge new market opportunity and Aliyun will be an influential partner in China as adoption of cloud computing continues to soar there.”
“We are partnering with the most respected brands in the marketplace as we roll out new products and services across our cloud platform,” said Yunfei He, product director, Aliyun in a statement. “Together with EnterpriseDB, Aliyun strives to meet the growing demand among users for a high-performing database on the cloud.”
Aliyun launched a partnership program in June, called the Marketplace Alliance Program, to expand its international reach and offer localized hybrid cloud services.