Enterprise giant Oracle has been warning its users this year that it plans to abandon the Intel Itanium architecture which powers HP’s Unix operating system. While Oracle isn’t interested in supporting Itanium, others are.
EnterpriseDB today announced Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0, which provides Oracle compatibility and now supports HP-UX on Itanium.
“With 9.0 you can run Postgres Plus Advanced Server on HP Itanium,” Robin Schumacher, director of product strategy at EnterpriseDB told <em>InternetNews.com</em>. “We’ve talked to a number of HP customers that were not happy that Oracle is forcing them switch out and they’re looking for a database alternative and we can now give them that.”