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EDB Releases BigAnimal, PostgreSQL Database in the Cloud

Offers enterprises a fast path from Oracle database to cloud PostgreSQL; built by EDB’s PostgreSQL developers and experts.

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EDB has released BigAnimal, the first fully-managed PostgreSQL database in the cloud with compatibility for Oracle database technology. Built and backed by PostgreSQL engineers, BigAnimal is for enterprises looking to deploy their most demanding databases into the cloud. 

Customers who are building serious cloud applications are realizing that they can’t get what they need from the basic PostgreSQL offerings available today. Without the transparency, control, and performance tuning required for their most demanding workloads, they are held back from moving fully into the cloud. BigAnimal gives organizations granular control over the database within their own accounts and all the enterprise PostgreSQL capabilities EDB has been developing over the past 15 years while being fully managed by EDB.

Specifically, with BigAnimal, enterprises will experience these benefits:

  • Partner with PostgreSQL builders. For over a decade, PostgreSQL users have counted on EDB for their on-premises deployments. Now with BigAnimal, users can also rely on support from EDB’s PostgreSQL experts. 
  • Migrate applications on Oracle databases to PostgreSQL on Azure with little to no changes needed. With BigAnimal, customers can reduce costs, time, and risks when migrating workloads from legacy Oracle databases to cloud environments. BigAnimal’s deep compatibility with Oracle database technology and comprehensive migration tools address a critical need for enterprises who want to move quickly without leaving behind all their legacy database investments in code, skill sets, and resources.
  • Increase transparency and control of their cloud PostgreSQL. BigAnimal runs in a customer’s cloud account, allowing them to closely manage, secure, and optimize their PostgreSQL along with their other infrastructure according to their business needs and spend commitments. BigAnimal also gives users control over their PostgreSQL with superuser access to precisely tweak database internals. 
  • Minimize complexity with the same PostgreSQL everywhere. EDB Postgres users can expect a uniform database experience, from EDB Postgres on premises to BigAnimal on Azure. This includes the ability to use their existing PostgreSQL skill sets, incorporate the database into their DevOps pipelines, and leverage EDB Postgres Advanced enterprise capabilities, such as enhanced security, performance management, and compatibility with Oracle database technology. With support for license portability, EDB also allows customers to easily deploy PostgreSQL whenever and wherever their business requires.

For more information about EDB and BigAnimal, please visit

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