I have been involved with the Fujitsu Supported PostgreSQL programme since its inception just over 2 years ago. Fujitsu’s PostgreSQL interests and activities however go back further than that and in total the organisation has embraced PostgreSQL for more than three years.
Why is Fujitsu fascinated with PostgreSQL? Probably because of the organisation’s great history of technical innovation and scientific pedigree which mirrors that of PostgreSQL and it’s supporting community. PostgreSQL is a good fit for Fujitsu and vice versa.
Though it may seem strange to draw parallels between a commercial organisation with business ambitions and an open source community, the common thread of building great technology and the excitement surrounding that, unites our respective groups.
As Product Manager for Open Source Systems at FAST (Fujitsu Australia Software Technology) my primary goal for PostgreSQL is to present it to the business world as a viable cost-effective option at the heart of their IT infrastructure. This presents challenges as this has probably never been the primary objective or concern of the PostgreSQL community, but over the past number of years, we have met that challenge very successfully to the point that now, we can confidently claim that ‘Everything you get from a branded proprietary database solution, you get from Fujitsu Supported PostgreSQL, and more’.