The first ever Fujitsu Supported PostgreSQL (FSP) Coffee Morning was an interesting affair.
Gavin Sherry’s presentation summarized well the considerations one should take in deciding which High Availability(HA) approach best suits a particular set of business and technical requirements.
Gavin made the key observation at commencement that HA does not address scalability or performance issues, and balancing these important aspects with the need for reliability (as provided by HA) is required to achieve the best overall outcome.
Most of the questions from the audience suggested that people have broad familiarity with High Availability as a general topic. And from the post-presentation chit-chat, it appears many present are set to take the plunge and implement a solution in the not too distant future.
The winner of our door prize, a fantastic PostgreSQL t-shirt was Stuart Cooper from AAPT. Congratulations!
The coffee was, needless to say, excellent.
A PDF of Gavin's presentation is available.
Our next coffee morning is tentatively scheduled for Friday the 6th of October. Please pre-register online as before if you wish to attend. Click here for the registration page.
EnterpriseDB is an outstanding advocate of PostgreSQL, and the compatibility with propriety databases solution they offer speaks directly to businesses needing to cut infrastructural costs to remain competitive. Delivering this kind of high-impact value is exactly in line with the goals of the FSP programme and provided the motivation for Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST) to form a partnership with EnterpriseDB. It is planned that FAST will offer the EnterpriseDB database compatibility solution as part of the FSP programme.
More details of the partnership will be announced.
EnterpriseDB is an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that is built on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB is compatible with Oracle applications, reliable and scalable for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use, and affordable.
Sydney, Australia, (December 12, 2005) Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST) will expand its support for the open source PostgreSQL database following the signing of a partnership agreement with Squiz. The partnership combines Fujitsu’s long term commitment to PostgreSQL with the popular Squiz initiative, MySource Matrix Open Source Content Management System (CMS). The agreement allows both companies to undertake a range of joint initiatives to promote business adoption of Open Source technology.
"Fujitsu is committed to Open Source, in particular PostgreSQL. The agreement with Squiz allows Fujitsu support contracts to be available to users of MySource Matrix. There are no licence fees whatsoever for PostgreSQL giving Squiz clients a fully supported low-cost alternative to expensive proprietary databases. In some cases, this can mean the difference between an entire project going ahead or not."
Liam O’Duibhir, Product Manager of Open Source Systems.
Fujitsu is actively involved with the Open Source PostgreSQL community and has sponsored a range of enhancements to the PostgreSQL database recently.
As well as support, the Fujitsu range of PostgreSQL-related services includes database migration, hosting, training, system integration and consultancy.
Squiz’s MySource Matrix open source CMS is one of the most fully featured CMS products available. Widespread adoption of MySource Matrix within the government sector recently led to its selection as a ‘white brand’ standard by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).