Crunchy Announces High Availability PostgreSQL for OpenShift Enterprise

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Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc., a fast growing provider of open source PostgreSQL technology and support, announces the release of the Crunchy High Availability PostgreSQL Cartridge and PostgreSQL 9.3 Cartridge for Red Hat’s OpenShift Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.


Charleston, South Carolina

April 19, 2014

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Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. (Crunchy), a fast growing provider of open source PostgreSQL technology and support, announced the release of the Crunchy High Availability PostgreSQL Cartridge for Red Hat’s OpenShift Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. This Crunchy High Availability PostgreSQL Cartridge enables enterprises to enjoy the feature richness, performance and reliability of community PostgreSQL in a High Availability architecture, with the streamlined application delivery, scalability, security and control associated with OpenShift Enterprise.

In connection with releasing the Crunchy High Availability PostgreSQL Cartridge, Crunchy is also announcing the release of a PostgreSQL 9.3 Cartridge for OpenShift Enterprise. The PostgreSQL 9.3 Cartridge provides OpenShift Enterprise users with access to the latest PostgreSQL release within the OpenShift Enterprise infrastructure.

Crunchy Co-Founder Paul Laurence said “Crunchy and Red Hat share the commitment to bringing open source technology to the enterprise. PostgreSQL has long been the leading choice of users needing enterprise strength, open source relational database management. We are thrilled to collaborate with Red Hat to provide enterprises with the ability to leverage high availability PostgreSQL in Red Hat's award-winning private PaaS, OpenShift Enterprise.”

Jeff McCormick, Crunchy Data Architect and technical lead for the project, said, “The Crunchy High Availability PostgreSQL Cartridge for OpenShift Enterprise leverages the advanced replication capability of community PostgreSQL and the rapid deployment provisioning capability of OpenShift Enterprise.” Greg Smith, Crunchy’s Chief PostgreSQL Evangelist, added, “PostgreSQL's built-in data replication features are just one part of a high availability solution. This cartridge integrates the PostgreSQL replication core into OpenShift's entire stack, bringing those capabilities to a broad set of application developers.”

The resulting platform, developed in close collaboration with the Red Hat OpenShift partner ecosystem, provides a high availability open source relational database solution, enhancing productivity and standardization across the application development lifecycle workflow.  “We are pleased to collaborate with Crunchy to offer high-availability solutions to OpenShift developers and customers, giving them another robust offering in their enterprise Platform-as-a-Service environments,” states Chris Morgan, technical director, Red Hat OpenShift Partner Ecosystem.

The PostgreSQL 9.3 Cartridge provides OpenShift Enterprise deployments with the latest version of PostgreSQL, along with some improvements to the cartridge itself. It is publicly available under the Apache 2.0 license on a free and open source basis. The Crunchy High Availability PostgreSQL Cartridge is included with a subscription to Crunchy’s Secure Enterprise Support for PostgreSQL. Full Apache 2.0 licensed source code for the High Availability Cartridge is included in the subscription.

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system with more than fifteen years of active development and a strong global development community. Enterprises with a focus on data management cost reduction can benefits from PostgreSQL’s proven architecture and reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.

OpenShift by Red Hat autoscaling cloud application platform enables developers to launch new ideas quickly while the platform automatically handles the required provisioningand security functions through autoscaling. Built on a stack composed completely of Red Hat open source products, OpenShift delivers the velocity, efficiency, and scalability of cloud computing with the strength and stability of enterprise-class technologies.

About Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc.

Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. (Crunchy) is a fast growing provider of open source PostgreSQL technology and support to national security and critical infrastructure enterprises. Crunchy’s Secure Enterprise Support provides exclusively US based PostgreSQL support to enterprises with a particular focus on supply chain security. When combined with Crunchy’s on-premise PostgreSQL professional services and PostgreSQL training, Crunchy enables enterprises to confidently deploy PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database, as a dramatically less costly, and yet no less secure, open source relational database solution. Learn more at http://www.crunchydatasolutions.com

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