2022 Press Releases

May 19, 2022

EDB Releases EDB BigAnimal DBaaS on AWS

EDB, the world leader in accelerating Postgres® in the enterprise, announced the general availability of EDB BigAnimal™ on Amazon Web Services. BigAnimal is a cloud-based, fully-managed Postgres database with Oracle database compatibility. With the ability to run on both AWS and Microsoft Azure, BigAnimal now provides businesses with a single, consistent Postgres database service, regardless of which cloud they use or how many they use. This functionality provides businesses with greater flexibility, portability, ownership, and control over their data by allowing them to run the same database wherever they want.

As businesses migrate from on-premises to the cloud, to another cloud, and back to on-premises, they require the freedom to make decisions that are best for their business, free from the constraints imposed by their cloud service provider. Enterprises desire to be free of cloud environment lock-in, user experience inconsistencies, and numerous pricing schemes.

“BigAnimal ensures peace of mind that even the most complex database challenges can be easily solved by experts who know Postgres inside and out,” said Rich Kennelly, SVP of Cloud Sales and Marketing for EDB. “With EDB BigAnimal, enterprises can forget about distractions such as overhead, maintenance, different pricing models, and quirks between different cloud Postgres offerings. This frees up valuable resources to focus on creating new applications that drive the business forward, and configuring the database for high performance with those applications.” 

EDB's fully managed Postgres database service, BigAnimal, provides database administrators, architects, and others with a consistent enterprise Postgres solution, expert support, and the flexibility to deploy wherever they choose. BigAnimal can operate it all inside your cloud account, thanks to native interoperability with Oracle database technology and very high availability.

Features and benefits of BigAnimal:

  • Full Control of Data - Customer’s data is fully isolated and can be tracked through existing AWS and Azure cloud console and logging tools
  • Only DBaaS with Built-In Oracle Compatibility - Built-in support of key Oracle features means that Oracle applications can run on Postgres with minimal changes in code, delivering faster time-to-benefit from Oracle migrations 
  • Extreme High-availability - BigAnimal offers high availability and, soon, extreme high availability, when EDB Postgres Distributed becomes available within BigAnimal
  • License Portability - Run on the cloud of your choice through a consistent user interface. BigAnimal currently supports AWS & Azure, with other cloud platforms to come.