EnterpriseDB and Postgres are both open source databases. Here, we compare the similarities and differences of EnterpriseDB vs. Postgres.
The biggest differences between EnterpriseDB and Postgres (also known as PostgreSQL) are high availability, disaster recovery, security, and performance. Keep reading to find out which database is stronger.
EnterpriseDB vs. Postgres is more equally comparable than one may think. Many organizations choose to utilize EnterpriseDB for the support that comes with it.
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Here's a quick comparison of EnterpriseDB and PostgreSQL. Keep reading to go in-depth on these features.
Community options: Bucardo or PGPool-II.
Complete DR solution, including replication.
Enhanced data auditing, benchmark-specific standards like FIPS, additional SQL injection protection, and Row-Level Access Control.
Built-in: native authentication and authorization.
Community options: Sepgsql orPgaudit.
Query optimizer hints, session diagnostics, and analytics.
Built-in: Standard Config Options.
Community option: pgBadger.
The EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager provides best-in-class tooling for the management of wide distributions of Postgres databases. There is are numerous features included. On the community side, there are several options are available, the most common ones are:
The EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager provides a complete HA and DR solution including replication and disaster recovery. For community, both PGPool and Bucardo can be thought of as solutions as well because they provide for replication.
The EnterpriseDB platform provides additional security on top of what is already considered to be one of the most secure databases in the world, i.e. PostgreSQL. This includes enhanced data auditing, benchmark-specific standards like FIPS, additional SQL injection protection, and Row-Level Access Control.
Out of the box, PostgreSQL provides native authentication and authorization through standard configuration, as well as native TLS. Numerous free community libraries exist which can improve the already robust nature of Postgres’s security, such as:
The EnterpriseDB platform along with the Enterprise Manager provide a number of optimizations including:
As with any database, performance optimization is a tremendous subject. Beyond facilities that are specific to Postgres, optimization of every layer of the stack should be involved when optimizing a database. This includes storage, network, client code, etc. As far as Postgres-specific solutions, the community provides many, including:
After discussing the functionalities met within Enterprise DB and other solutions, there isn't anything (with the exception of the Oracle compatibility later in EDB) that can't also be replaced or found in some other open source tool or utility. The main reason people buy Enterprise DB is for support. Instead of choosing a restrictive licensing and segmented support, you could be utilizing a service like OpenLogic by Perforce.
OpenLogic delivers comprehensive PostgreSQL support services, so that your teams can enjoy the benefits of using open source — and confidently meet your requirements including compliance with regulations.
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Ex-Chief Evangelist - OSS & API Management, Perforce Software
Justin has over 20 years of experience working in various software roles. He is an outspoken free software evangelist, delivering enterprise solutions, technical leadership, and community education on databases, architectures, and integration projects.