Crunchy Data Solutions Announces Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL; Expected To Become First Commercially Available Open Source Database To Receive Common Criteria Certification

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 15, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Crunchy Data Solutions – a leading provider of PostgreSQL technology, support and training – is pleased to announce Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL, an enterprise, trusted, open source distribution of PostgreSQL 9.5. Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL will include PostgreSQL 9.5, the latest major release of the world's most advanced open source database, as well as popular extensions such as PostGIS, a geospatial extension for PostgreSQL, and PostgreSQL Audit, an enhanced audit logging extension for PostgreSQL.

Crunchy Data Solutions' "Certified PostgreSQL" is expected to become the first commercially available open-source database solution to receive Common Criteria certification, paving the way to wider use of the world's most advanced open-source database in national security environments.

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source, object-relational database system with more than 15 years of active development and a strong global development community. Enterprises with a focus on advanced data management can benefit from PostgreSQL's proven architecture and reputation for reliability, data integrity, and cost effectiveness.  PostgreSQL was recently named "Best Database Overall" by Database Trends and Applications 2015 Readers Choice Awards.

To ensure that Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL represents the most trusted open source enterprise PostgreSQL distribution, Crunchy has submitted Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL for evaluation by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) at Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+, an international standard for computer security certification. Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL has achieved "In Evaluation" status. Upon successful completion of the Common Criteria EAL 2+, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL is expected to become the first commercially available open source relational database management system to receive Common Criteria certification

"Through certifications, advanced feature development and support methodologies delivered by extraordinary technical experts Crunchy is responding to the needs of the most demanding data managers and extending the market for open source PostgreSQL. Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL provides enterprises of all sizes with a trustable, open source relational database management solution for the long term." said Crunchy CEO Bob Laurence.

Stephen Frost, PostgreSQL community committer and Crunchy Chief Technology Officer, noted, "When combined with the enhanced audit logging provided by the PostgreSQL Audit Extension, PostgreSQL 9.5 requires a fresh look from enterprises who are considering open source alternatives to traditional closed database technologies." Major new features in PostgreSQL 9.5 include: Row-Level Security, BRIN Indexes, Foreign Table Inheritance, GROUPING SETS and support for "UPSERT."

In addition to PostgreSQL, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL provides enterprise users with popular PostgreSQL extensions including:

  • PostGIS . An open source spatial database extender to PostgreSQL, allowing PostgreSQL to be used geographic information servers as a spatially enabled database.
  • PostgreSQL Audit. An open source audit log generator that extends the logging capability supported by PostgreSQL by providing detailed logging classes, the ability to control logging at a per-object level, and including fully-qualified object names for logged statements in independent fields of the log output.
  • Crunchy MLS PostgreSQL . An open source module for PostgreSQL that provides deeper integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux's SELinux capability to provide an additional layer of security checking above and beyond that normally provided by PostgreSQL.

Enterprise support for Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL will be available through Crunchy Secure Enterprise Support, providing even the most secure enterprises with an open source and trusted relational database solution.

Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL is anticipated to be released in the fourth quarter of 2015.

About Common Criteria Certification

The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is a U.S. government initiative to meet the security testing needs of both information technology consumers and producers. The program, officially known as the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme for IT Security, is a partnership between the public and private sectors. It aims to help consumers select commercial off-the-shelf information technology products that meet their security requirements and to help manufacturers of those products gain acceptance in the global marketplace.

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification. Common Criteria provides assurance that the specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous, standard and repeatable manner at a level appropriate for its target environment.

About Crunchy Data Solutions

Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. (Crunchy) is a fast growing provider of Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL a trusted, open source distribution of PostgreSQL, the worlds most advanced open source database. When combined with Crunchy's Secure Enterprise Support, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL provides enterprises with an open source and trusted relational database management solution backed by enterprise support from leading experts in PostgreSQL technology.  For enterprises requiring dedicated PostgreSQL support, Crunchy provides on-premise PostgreSQL professional services and PostgreSQL training. Learn more at

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