Friday, June 13, 2008

Freshmeat: PostgreSQL is More Popular than MySQL

Here's an interesting data point. As of today, freshmeat's top 10 open source projects are, in order:
1. MPlayer 100.00%
2. Linux 85.60%
3. cdrtools 78.03%
4. Apache 69.74%
5. gcc 69.27%
6. VLC media player 65.37%
7. PHP 63.03%
8. TightVNC 59.05%
9. PostgreSQL 53.68%
10. MySQL 53.62%

So, is Postgres now the world's most popular open source database, as well as the most advanced? ;-)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A New Phase for EnterpriseDB

Today, EnterpriseDB announce the next phase of the company’s evolution.

Effective June 9, Ed Boyajian will step in as CEO of the company. I will take on a new role, running Business Development.

For those of you who don’t know Ed, his background is just ideal for EnterpriseDB. He’s spent the last 6 years at Red Hat — the largest and most profitable open source company in the world. In his various roles there, Ed was part of the leadership team that “broke the code” and figured out how to sell free software to the enterprise. And he did so in the infrastructure space (operating systems and middleware), and now moves to the top of that space (database). Simply put, Ed is a great fit.

My role will shift to focus on business development; strategic relationships that drive EnterpriseDB forward in the marketplace with partners and customers, and into new markets. This is a continuation of the work I started with our IBM relationship and investment, and I’m very excited about it.

I want to be clear that I have been a big supporter of — and active participant in — the search for a new CEO. Ed was our first choice out of hundreds of candidates, and I’m delighted that he is as excited about the opportunity as we are about him.

I’m very pleased that we’ve been so successful in becoming the world’s leading Postgres company with 300 customers, 100 employees, and consistent 250% year-over-year growth. It’s now time to bring in someone who can take us to the next level. I am confident that Ed is our man, and I’m very much looking forward to collaborating on a brilliant future.

Please let me know if you have any questions or thoughts about this transition. And stay in touch!

You can reach me with a comment on this blog, or privately at:
andy.astor (at)