Truviso contributes PostgreSQL enhancements to open source community
FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 18, 2008 —- As part of its commitment to the open source community, Truviso, a leading provider of next-generation business intelligence solutions, today announced that it has completed an enhancement to the PostgreSQL open source database system that further extends its suitability for streaming data analysis. Truviso also announced it will contribute this enhancement to the PostgreSQL community, reinforcing the company's foundational tenet of building upon and sharing mutually beneficial improvements to open source code with the PostgreSQL community.
"The entire PostgreSQL community benefits from the rapid innovation that occurs when individuals collaborate to solve technical challenges," said Neil Conway, senior software engineer at Truviso and a major developer in the PostgreSQL community. "This project demonstrates the power of the PostgreSQL ecosystem. The need for this feature has been recognized for some time, but it took a collaborative effort to marshal the significant resources required to address it. Giving back what we have developed leads to a stronger foundation on which others can build."
Truviso's solution leverages PostgreSQL technology to provide high-performance, ultra-low-latency continuous data analysis. The new feature enhances PostgreSQL's performance for extremely long-running queries and transactions, an increasingly important capability for many applications. Implementing this new, sophisticated functionality required a dedicated effort from software engineers at Truviso and Command Prompt, a PostgreSQL consulting firm. The Truviso-sponsored improvements are expected to be included in the next release of PostgreSQL, scheduled for early 2009.
"Today, leveraging open source 'building blocks' is the only viable strategy for developing enterprise-class software," said Michael Franklin, Truviso co-founder and a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. "PostgreSQL is a prime example of the open source community's ability to provide a proven foundation that yields a faster, far more cost-effective development platform than is available with legacy, commercial vendor options. When you combine these characteristics with the continuous and rapid innovation from the open source ecosystem, the results speak for themselves."
Truviso solutions combine continuous data analytics and real-time analysis with an enterprise-class, open-source database. With full support for industry-standard SQL, Truviso's product can simultaneously execute thousands of concurrent queries across high-volume data sources for zero-latency decision-making. Truviso's robust, scalable technology has been proven by partners and customers in the high-volume, network-centric, massively interconnected applications used by large web properties, media providers, network security vendors, financial exchanges, and trading houses.
"It is gratifying to work with companies like Truviso, who not only benefit from PostgreSQL communities' advancements but also give back," said Joshua Drake, Command Prompt founder and director of the U.S. PostgreSQL Association. "Every new advance is important, whether it constitutes a major new feature development or an incremental improvement, and every contributor is welcome—from individual developers to global corporations."
About Command Prompt
Command Prompt, Inc. is the oldest and largest dedicated PostgreSQL support provider in North America. Since 1997, the company has focused exclusively on developing, supporting, deploying, and advocating for PostgreSQL. Command Prompt has a strong and growing customer base, as well as a strong relationship with the PostgreSQL community.
Truviso (www.truviso.com) solutions deliver immediate insights and context for net-centric enterprises. Applications for Truviso solutions are found across industries, where they optimize critical business, analytic, and operational processes. The company is funded by leading Silicon Valley venture capital and corporate investors, including Onset Ventures, Diamondhead Ventures, and UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund.
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