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Enterprise Technology Solutions Leader, Exist Reveals Top 5 IT Trends for 2019

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The demand for business companies to go digital continues as they face the new year with new expectations, competitors, channels, threats, and opportunities. Digitalization has created a new breed of market that companies of all sizes- small, medium-sized or even large corporations cannot ignore. Traditional businesses have now accepted using digital transformation as a business strategy— to deliver products and services through web, reap data from every market interaction then gain insights to rapidly optimize their value chain and help them increase competitive advantage.

By transforming digitally, businesses are able to build a connection with their customers, speed up the pace of innovation and, as a result, claim a greater share of profit. Today, companies that invest in digital transformation are building an edge over those who don’t, that will enable them to succeed in reaching the expanding digital lives of consumers that encompass the rules of engagement that strongly influence customer loyalty.

With this profound effect on business organizations, allow us to share what are the IT Trends our top executives think would make an impact by the year 2019:

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Blockchain

By allowing digital information to be distributed but with a highly secured transaction, blockchain technology created the backbone of the new type of Internet. What do we really mean when we say blockchain? According to Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of the book Blockchain Revolution (2016), “the blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value”. The growing list of records found in blockchain is called blocks which are linked using cryptography.

In an interview with Mr. Mike Lim, President & CEO of Exist, he stated, “blockchain has been really gaining quick traction not only because of bitcoin or cryptocurrency but because of the promise of more transparent but secured communication between B2B companies or even B2C depending on what vertical you are.” Blockchain gives internet users the ability to create value and authenticates digital information. By storing data across its peer-to-peer network, blockchain eliminates a number of risks that come with data being held centrally. Every network participant validates the transaction so that the data stored is immutable and cannot be forged.

Real-world applications of blockchain technology are becoming more mainstream resulting in the amount of transactional data to become huge. Combining blockchain and big data sparks a new level of analytics. Executives believe that the blockchain promise of secure, traceable transactions and improved transparency of information can streamline supply chain management. Thus, continuing to make a disruptive change in technology by the year 2019.

 

Big Data

With today’s digital technologies, it’s possible to analyze your data and turn it to insights rapidly, enabling enterprises to make better decisions.

According to Gartner, big data is high-volume, high-velocity and/or high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing that enable enhanced insight, decision making, and process automation. As the head of the healthcare services at Exist and the VP for Sales and Marketing, Mr. Willex Perez shared to us his thoughts: “Imagine the possibilities of what big data can do for predicting illnesses. If you collect enough clinical information you’ll be able to compare your status or your clinical values with others. After which, you can search available research or studies to check your risk rating as an individual.”

Emphasizing on healthcare, Mr. Willex added that among the growth trends the use of big data in healthcare will be essential. “With analytics, enterprises will be able to drive innovation and come up with intelligent business decisions. While organizations collect data for analytics purposes combined with IoT as another major source for data,” Mr. Willex concludes, “it is inevitable to use big data analytics to complete the picture.”

 

Internet of Things (IoT)

Countless business opportunities are in the fire hose of IoT data as products and services have become more connected. Internet of things refers to the network of devices such as home appliances, mechanical and digital devices that contain electronics, software, and connectivity which allows them to interact and exchange data.

Considered as one of his top IT trends, Mr. Christopher Silerio, the VP for Operations at Exist, believes IoT sensors provide us a valuable real-time update of the exchange of data with the sources. He shares, “there will be a time when there will be more data exchanges happening between sensors even without human interaction.  From smart appliances or smart meters, devices will continuously send data signals to a certain component or machine, providing information in real time. It’s reasonable to say that IoT has begun to transform the business landscape and is expected to continue in 2019.”

 

Cloud

While IoT generates huge amounts of data, the cloud ensures that these are captured and stored properly. The simplicity and accessibility of cloud computing to manage vast amounts of data remain a catalyst enabling the rapid expansion of IoT. Cloud computing provides small to medium enterprises the ability to enjoy low implementation cost for their total IT infrastructure and software systems.

Utilizing the abilities of cloud computing, enterprises of all sizes can deploy applications a lot quicker and cheaper compared to the cost of setting up whole IT Infrastructure and service by themselves. According to Forrester’s predictions for 2018, the total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018, up from $146B in 2017, and will continue to grow at a 22% compound annual growth rate. From this perspective, the cloud seems to be a key driver of digital transformation and economic growth.

“Cloud makes it easier for organizations to worry more about their business process rather than infrastructures. It makes it easier for startups to build their business quickly,” reveals Mr. Jonas Lim, the VP for Technical Services at Exist. “As early as almost a decade ago, we believed that cloud computing is a real game-changer and it has proven to be true as the future continues to bring us into a world of unlimited connectivity empowered by the cloud,” he further adds.

 

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence or AI doesn’t only apply to robotics. As a branch of computer science, AI involves the development of computer programs to complete tasks which would otherwise require human intelligence. As evidence of its spread, AI is even available for use along with other cloud solutions by which businesses can just subscribe to.

Internet technology companies also make use of  AI to optimize their IT infrastructures. In fact, according to Wikibon: “AI-optimized application infrastructure is one of today’s hottest trends in the IT business. More vendors are introducing IT platforms that accelerate and automate AI workloads through pre-built combinations of storage, compute, and interconnect resources.”

Mr. Jonas Lim pointed out the increasing use of chatbots in business services. Chatbots are programs built to automatically engage with received messages simulating actual human interaction. In addition, artificial intelligence might just be ready to explode with its use, particularly inside the healthcare industry.

What started with manufacturing has now spread to knock and open the doors to greater digital business scale but now with analytics and computing intelligence at the forefront of cutting-edge changes in the upcoming years. “[Like] growing population of robotics is bound to happen,” Mr. Willex added, “and although we don’t know the future, it is quite evident that interacting with AI will soon be part of our everyday lives.”

Exist Launches Japanese Web Page To Support Market Growth

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Exist Software Labs, Inc., a global consulting and IT solutions leader, is excited to announce the launch of its newly developed Japanese web page (https://exist.com/jp).

“We are delighted to launch our new Japanese web page to further broaden our market and to further improve our relationship with Japanese clients and partners,” shares Michael Lim, president and CEO of Exist. This new information-filled Japan web page will not only help support our significant growth in Japan but will also allow Japanese companies to easily identify and access IT solutions and services for their outsourcing needs,” adds Michael.

While essentially a single, full-functioning web page, the new Japanese-language page includes essential details that capture Exist’s global website with brief and specific information for products and services, as well as key company information.

Michael further explains, “given the growing traction and interest that we get from Japanese companies, we’re pleased to roll out a special and localized page that provides us a platform to showcase our end-to-end software development services for the Japanese market.”

Complementing the new Japanese page, Exist is also pleased to announce its partnership with universe Inc. (CEO of Asao Kato, http://universe-g.com), a software development company in Japan that is working with Philippine companies to provide offshore development to its clients. Through this strategic consulting partnership, universe Inc. group will carry Exist’s business in Japan and will offer sales support for Exist’s products and services.

“This new partnership makes it easier for our Japanese prospects to reach a level of understanding about Exist and our software expertise,“ adds Michael, “and reflects the growing strategic importance of Japan for our core businesses. We feel more at ease with universe by our side to better serve the needs of our growing client base in Japan,’ explains Mike.

Whereas before it was a real challenge for Filipino companies to be able to promote and sell products, the Japan market now presents a viable option for Exist’s expert software skills and open source mastery of enterprise systems.

“We’ve enjoyed a great experience with previous and current Japanese clients and discovered that we share the same business traits for attention to detail, quality and delivering on time. With these new initiatives, we hope to widen our share of the market for Exist’s enterprise IT services and solutions.

 

Nihongo Version: https://exist.com/news-jp/exist-launches-japanese-web-page-to-support-market-growth-nihongo/

The EDB Postgres Platform Means “Enterprise” Need Not Cost an Arm and a Leg

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Introduction

A piece of software is enterprise-grade when it caters to the needs of not a single individual, nor a select group of individuals, but the whole organization. When applied to database management systems, an enterprise database is an implementation of database software that serves the organization by managing their humongous collection of data. It must be robust enough to handle queries from hundreds to tens of thousands of users at a time. It must also have a host of features that are geared towards improving the productivity and efficiency of the organization, such as multi-processing, parallel queries, and clustering, to name a few.

For many organizations, the choice, when it comes to the selection of an enterprise database management system, has been Oracle (even MS SQL Server). To be sure, Oracle is a very capable enterprise DBMS, but at what cost?

As the title of this article suggests, it need not cost an arm and a leg. Why should it when you have the EDB Postgres Platform, the only open source-based enterprise DBMS with native Oracle compatibility?

Oracle Compatibility?

When you subscribe to EDB Postgres Enterprise, you get the EDB Postgres Advanced Server, the heart of the EDB Postgres Platform.

But first, a few brief definitions are in order.

What is the EDB Postgres Platform? According to the definition on the official EDB website: “The EDB Postgres Platform provides an enterprise-class data management platform based on PostgreSQL, including toolkits for management, integration, and migration; flexible deployment options; and services and support to deploy Postgres responsibly at scale.”

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What is an EDB Postgres Enterprise subscription? Again, according to the official website: “The EDB Postgres Enterprise subscription includes the use of EDB Postgres Advanced Server, EDB’s enhanced Postgres distribution with enhanced security, enterprise tooling for DBAs and application developers, and Oracle database compatibility.”

And now to the heart of the matter, what is EDB Postgres Advanced Server? Where better else to turn than, once again, the official website:

“EDB Postgres Advanced Server is EDB’s enhanced Postgres database designed to meet the needs of the digital enterprise.

  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server incorporates all of PostgreSQL’s features with additional enterprise-class functionality for enhanced performance and security requirements for enterprise workloads.
  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server features improve DBA and developer productivity.
  • Oracle users benefit from EDB Postgres Advanced Server’s native database compatibility with Oracle, including PL/SQL, built-in packages, and many DBA tools to accelerate and simplify migrations.”
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That last bullet point is where we want to dwell. Simply put: Because EDB Postgres Advanced Server is an enterprise-class database that is natively compatible with Oracle, your organization can enjoy enterprise-class database management services at a drastically more cost-efficient manner by moving away from Oracle onto the EDB Postgres Platform.

This movement away from Oracle can take the form of outright migration of current Oracle databases to EDB Postgres Advanced Server. It can take the form of offloading Oracle reporting jobs to EDB, thus freeing up resources for Oracle OLTP. Operational data stores? New applications development? You don’t have to buy new (and very costly!) Oracle licenses for these initiatives when EDB Postgres Advanced Server can do the job just as well, at a fraction of the cost!

According to the whitepaper entitled, “EDB Postgres Advanced Server Database Compatibility for Oracle”, EDB Postgres Advanced Server is compatible with Oracle in the following way:

EnterpriseDB extends PostgreSQL to implement the same functionality as Oracle DB primarily with data type support, selected PL/SQL compatibility, Oracle SQL syntax, and built-in SQL functions. DBAs have similar catalog views, wait events and compatible tools such as EDB*Plus and EDB*Loader. Developers have access to popular packages for fast development, advanced object type functionality, object-oriented programming support and programming features such as bulk collections and SQL hints.

Addressing Resistance to Emancipation

There are 3 primary reasons why organizations may pose some hesitation to experiencing freedom from Oracle:

1. Technical Risks. Anxiety over whether EDB Postgres Advanced Server can do the job as relating to database features.

2. Re-training Risks. The pain points of learning new technology.

3. Integration Risks. Issues pertaining to the assimilation of new technology in the I.T. infrastructure.  


How does the EDB Postgres Platform mitigate these risks?

1. Technical Risks.

The EDB Postgres Platform addresses data compatibility issues through the EDB Migration Toolkit.

According to the official website, “EDB’s Migration Toolkit (MTK) migrates tables, data, stored procedures (Oracle only) and custom developed packages (Oracle only) from SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle and MySQL to EDB Postgres Advanced Server.”

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In terms of code compatibility, EDB Postgres Advanced Server executes PL/SQL stored procedures, triggers, packages, and understands extensions like DUAL, Rownum, Decode, NVL(2) and Substr(). Its execution of PL/SQL is not emulation, translation, nor a layer on top of PL/pgSQL. Its procedural language is compiled, interpreted, and debugged just like in Oracle. For database code embedded in client programs, it has ECPGPlus (Pro*C support). Oracle’s OCI (Oracle Call Interface) is supported through EDB’s OCL (Open Client Library).

There are tools included in the EDB Postgres Platform that support mission-critical applications, such as Postgres Enterprise Manager (provides much of the same functionality DBAs use in Oracle Enterprise Manager) for monitoring, managing, tuning, and alerting. High-availability and failover are handled by EDB Failover Manager along with the binary replication and hot standby features (similar to Oracle’s Active Data Guard).

2. Re-training Risks.

Oracle users migrating to EDB Postgres Advanced Server need not worry that their current Oracle skill sets will go to waste.

Oracle developers can still code in PL/SQL. They can still use query hints (default optimizer hints, access method hints, join order hints, join relation hints, global hints, append hints). The following packages are still available to them: DBMS_ALERT, DBMS_CRYPTO, DBMS_JOB, DBMS_LOB, DBMS_LOCK, DBMS_OUTPUT, DBMS_PIPE, DBMS_PROFILER, DBMS_SCHEDULER, DBMS_SQL, DBMS_RANDOM, DBMS_RLS, DBMS_UTILITY, UTL_ENCODE, UTL_FILE, UTL_HTTP, UTL_MAIL, UTL_SMTP, UTL_URL, and custom packages. Virtual private databases can be implemented using a package compatible with Oracle’s DBMS_RLS (row level security).

Oracle DBA’s will thoroughly appreciate the following tools at their disposal:

  • EDB’s Resource Manager (CPU & I/O resource allocation). Similar to Oracle’s Resource Management and Profile.
  • EDB’s password profiles (profiles for password management). Provides Oracle compatible user account and password policy management functions. DB-level security rules are migrated from Oracle to EDB Postgres Advanced Server.
  • The ability to capture, review, and diagnose “Wait” events in DB processing through EDB Postgres Advanced Server’s DRITA (Dynamic Runtime Instrumentation Tools Architecture) functions.

Functions: get_snaps(), sys_rpt(), sess_rpt(), sessid_rpt(), sesshist_rpt(), purgesnap(), truncsnap()

Statspack-like AWR (automatic workload repository) reports: edbreport(), stat_db_rpt(), stat_tables_rpt(),              statio_tables_rpt(), stat_indexes_rpt(), statio_indexes_rpt(), edb$system_waits, edb$session_waits, edb$session_wait_history

Catalog views: edb$system_waits, edb$session_waits, edb$session_wait_history

  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server includes over 50 of Oracle’s most popular dictionary views (Catalog views), including all DBA_views and USER_views.
  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server supports Oracle’s table partitioning syntax.
  • EDB*Plus – command line tool for working directly with the database which is nearly indistinguishable from its Oracle counterpart.
  • EDB*Loader – for bulk data loads and provides support for direct path and parallel direct path loading.

3. Integration Risks. 

With EDB Replication Server, replicating and migrating data to and from Oracle becomes a breeze.

From the official website: “EDB Replication Server (EPRS) provides a robust data replication platform that replicates between Postgres databases in a single-master or multi-master mode, or from non-Postgres databases to Postgres in a single master mode. EPRS provides geographic load balancing, simplifies real-time migration, and enables heterogeneous data integration.”

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EDB Postgres Advanced Server can participate with Oracle in XA, multi-database, 2-phase commit transactions by virtue of its XA resource manager.

With EDB Postgres Advanced Server’s implementation of the SQL/MED (Management of External Data) standard, foreign data wrappers for MySQL, MongoDB, and Hadoop make quick work of integrating website and NoSQL data into a relational data store. Many other foreign data wrappers that work with the Postgres ecosystem also work with EDB Postgres Advanced Server, like LDAP, ODBC/JDBC, File/CSV, Twitter/Facebook.

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Summary

What all this tells us is that the EDB Postgres Platform is compatible with:

1. Your technology (No application rewrites)
2. Your people (Minimal re-training)
3. Your business (Easy integration)

Inexpensive database compatibility with Oracle means that it is compatible with any organization’s Oracle technology, technical staff, and I.T. business infrastructure.

By reducing technology, re-training, and integration risks, it removes barriers to change, thereby enabling organizations to transform their I.T. infrastructures and freeing up the budget for building new applications of innovation and customer engagement. Hold on to your arm and leg and migrate to the EDB Postgres Platform. The strength and speed of your business depend on it.

The Future is Open: EDB Postgres and Your Enterprise Data

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Introduction

The trend of adopting open source technologies by enterprise-grade organizations remains on the rise. This is markedly true in the area of database technologies.

Consider the following forecasts by Gartner with regard to the continuous adoption of open-source technologies and Open-source DBMS (OSDBMS):

“By 2019, OSDBMS technology will account for more than 10% of DBMS spending, reflecting accelerating adoption by enterprise users.

By 2022, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50% of existing commercial RDBMS instances will have been converted or will be in process of converting.

Through 2020, relational technology will continue to be used for at least 85% of new applications and projects.

Through 2020, open-source software in IT portfolios will increase at a 30% compound annual growth rate.

By 2022, more than 60% of all global organizations will improve their internal skills related to open source to enable better use of open source in production, which represents an increase from 20% in 2018.” [note]Gartner, State of the Open-Source DBMS Market, 2018, 02-28-2018[/note]

EDB Postgres: The viable OSDMS alternative to proprietary and commercial solutions.

Postgres has been the RDBMS of choice of many government and private enterprises for over 25 years. Government agencies depend on Postgres to deliver robust, secure applications for the public. In private companies, industries included in the extensive Postgres portfolio include financial services, insurance, health care, energy, media, retail, telco and pharma.[note]Which Postgres Is Right For Me?[/note]

The following signify the reasons for this confidence in Postgres:

Robust OLTP engine – Postgres’ database engine combines ACID transaction guarantees with referential integrity, advanced subquery processing and other enterprise-class features.

Rich, expressive data types – Postgres supports a broad range of data types, including multi-dimensional arrays and user-defined types. Postgres also provides indexing and query operations on JSON data, matching or exceeding the functionality of NoSQL document stores for many use cases.

Advanced concurrency control – Postgres maintains data consistency through multiversion concurrency control (MVCC), allowing database read and write operations to execute optimistically, without blocking each other.

Stored procedure flexibility – Postgres has loadable modules that enable database developers to write stored procedures in popular programming languages such as Java, C, Perl, Python, Ruby and even JavaScript.

Community ecosystem – In addition to delivering bug fixes and enhancements for the core Postgres database, the extended Postgres community provides a broad range of add-on products and services. [note]ibid[/note]

It is undeniable that Postgres is uniquely poised to act as the open source database backend for many sophisticated applications. However, many organizations require the enterprise class features and support that are missing in the community version.

EDB is the global leader in providing enterprise-class products and services for Postgres users.

EDB’s collaborative efforts within the Postgres community have been going on for over 10 years, initiatives that include the funding of research projects and contribution of core database functionality to the open source code base. As a highly-esteemed community partner, it is a major influence in the future direction of Postgres.

EDB offers two Postgres-based product subscriptions:

EDB Postgres Standard (EPS) – This subscription, based on the open source PostgreSQL database, provides technical support and mission-critical tools needed for enterprise class deployments. EPS is generally geared toward departments and smaller organizations building mixed-workload applications.

EDB Postgres Enterprise (EPE) – Leveraging the Postgres database core, EPE combines enterprise technical support SLAs and product roadmap influence with a wealth of high- value product features. EPE is geared toward organizations that need to build and manage durable, scalable, high performance database applications. EPE also includes advanced security and performance features in addition to a renowned suite of Oracle® compatibility capabilities that accelerate Postgres adoption in Oracle shops. [note]ibid[/note]

Advantages

Referencing the IDC (International Data Corporation) report entitled, The Economic and Business Advantages of EDB Postgres Database Solutions, wherein key organizations that have adopted EDB Postgres were assessed, it was determined that benefits in the following areas were realized: Business Value, DBA Staff Efficiencies, and Database-Related Costs.

Realizing Business Value With EDB Postgres

Lower cost-of-operation expenses (42% lower across three years) by virtue of the elimination of database-related licensing fees and lower maintenance costs (EDB’s opex-based pricing model as opposed to capex-weighted licensing models) enabled organizations to be more flexible and scalable in their use of database technology, thereby lending reliability and performance to the solutions that support their business operations.

The following are the ways these organizations are realizing value by leveraging EDB Postgres as a high-performance, cost-efficient database platform to better capitalize on business opportunities:

Scalability – EDB Postgres enables organizations to scale their database resources to match business demand. In particular, organizations do not face limitations imposed by up-front capex costs when they need to build new databases or expand a database. A database manager explained: “The scalability of EDB Postgres is a real benefit. We just started with the platform for customers to do queries on our databases, and we can very easily scale this up and down depending on the demand of our clients, which is difficult to predict. We shoot to be flexible and offer high scalability, and EDB Postgres can do this against relatively low costs. It would be far more difficult with another platform.”

Flexibility – EDB helps organizations avoid vendor lock-in by providing an open 
source–based alternative to other database solutions and gives them more flexibility to find database solutions that match their business and operational needs. A database manager commented: “We are always looking for alternative technology just in case our current technology proves to be a dead end or bottleneck in performance, which led us to EnterpriseDB.”

Cost impact – Beyond paying less for their database environments, organizations can embed lower database costs in their pricing and better compete because the overall cost of operating EDB Postgres databases is lower than the overall cost of operating their previous or alternative solutions. A database manager explained: “We are better able to sell to new customers in this new space. Without EDB Postgres, we could go after them, but we wouldn’t win them.”

Integration – EDB Postgres offers the ability to integrate with a number of Big Data analytics solutions, which can enable application development efforts and help tie Big Data analytics more closely to improved business and operational outcomes. A database manager noted: “As we come up with crazy query requirements for our application development, it’s easier to get [them] done and faster with EDB Postgres.” [note]The Economic and Business Advantages of EDB Postgres Database Solutions[/note]

These EDB Postgres attributes paved the way for the following positive business results:

More revenue and more customers – A database manager at one interviewed organization explained: “EDB Postgres allows us to be not only the best provider in the world but the lowest-cost provider. That’s the best way to describe it … We’re bringing in substantially more revenue because it has allowed us to take new contracts.”

Increased database functionality – Another database manager commented: “EDB Postgres gives us the ability to expand the type of databases that we’re actually interacting with. In that sense, it gives us a flexibility that says I don’t have to be tied to this other database or a particular database. We can do functionality in multiple databases. For us, that’s key. It gives us flexibility.” [note]ibid[/note]

As a result of EDB Postgres being a reliable and robust database platform, these organizations have also reported fewer unplanned, database-related outages and shorter resolution times (62% lower impact of such unplanned outages on their operations with EDB Postgres over three years).

Achieving DBA Staff Efficiencies

Another benefit realized was in the area of database administration. The ease of deployment and management of EDB Postgres environments resulted in an average of 15% less deployment, configuration, maintenance, and administration time, measured in a span of  three years, as compared to competing database technologies (16% more efficient administration). The respondents reported that it was the platform’s simplicity that undergirded these improvements.

As a database manager at one organization noted:

“There is a significant difference in DBA staff time with [our alternative database environment] — 10 hours per week with EDB Postgres compared with 40 hours per week previously … EnterpriseDB is a much simpler model and is built to be operated without dedicated operators — it’s not built on the premise of having people with deep knowledge about the database.” [note]ibid[/note]

Reducing Database-Related Costs

It is precisely in two areas that EDB Postgres showcases maximum profitability in terms of database-related costs:

  • No exorbitantly-priced, up-front licensing costs. This is particularly the bane of the majority of commercial database solutions.
  • Lower annual subscription rates. This translates to cost savings realized across more than three years in comparison to the organization’s prior or competing traditional or open source database technologies.

Conclusion

Adopting EDB Postgres, either as a greenfield implementation or migration initiative, is not a mere instance of jumping on the open-source bandwagon. While it is a fact that many may have had to settle for trade-offs in moving to open-source database management systems, trade-offs in terms of performance degradation and awkward administration for lower cost, this is never the case for any organization that decides to embrace EDB Postgres.

In fact, these organizations will reap the benefits of their systems running faster, easier to administer, and providing more flexibility than the systems they had used previously. EDB Postgres, aside from providing the standard benefits of open source, is the go-to solution to the problem of expensive, unduly complex, and poor performing database platforms.

EDB Postgres is the future.

Exist Successfully Delivered a Training on Agile and DevOps

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Exist, in partnership with Amihan Global Strategies has successfully delivered a training on Agile and DevOps for the IT/Operations/Dev team of one of the biggest banks in the Philippines last February 5-9, 2018.

The 5-day training program on Agile and DevOps is aimed at understanding the core beliefs of Agile and Scrum and to provide knowledge and hands-on training on the fundamentals of DevOps. It introduced the values and principles of agile development, techniques defined by Scrum framework as well as the tools and best practices in DevOps for continuous and efficient delivery of software development projects.

Topics covered in the training include Introduction to Agile and Scrum, Scrum as an Agile Framework, Scrum Simulation, Introduction to DevOps, DevOps Tools, Introduction to Containers, and Orchestration Tools (Kubernetes).

Overall, the participants found the training well-structured, comprehensive, rich in content and relevant for enhancing their software development process. The participants evaluated the workshop highly in terms of content and methodology. They were impressed with the in-depth technical expertise of Exist Trainers and were inspired to put the new skills and learnings into practice.

Below are some of the photos during the training:

For more information about training courses offered by Exist, contact us at info@exist.com.