Partnership Expands PostgreSQL Support and Services Capabilities for GIS Applications
New York, NY and Charleston, SC – January 21, 2016 - Boundless, the leading provider of open source geospatial software and services, and Crunchy Data, the leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training, today announced a partnership to expand the availability of Enterprise-class PostgreSQL and PostgreSQL support and services for GIS applications and use cases.
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source, object-relational database system with more than 15 years of active development and a strong global development community. It is used across a wide variety of relational database use cases, including in conjunction with PostGIS to provide spatial objects and store and query for information about location and mapping.
Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL is a trusted open source PostgreSQL distribution commercially supported by Crunchy Data. To ensure that Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL represents the most trusted open source enterprise PostgreSQL distribution, Crunchy has submitted Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL for evaluation 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.
Boundless and Crunchy Data are partnering in support of customers looking for trusted open source software and services specific to their increasingly complex GIS data environments. OpenGeo Suite Enterprise customers with sophisticated PostGIS implementations will be able to leverage Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL to run secure, high-performance and highly reliable environments with trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL support and services provided by Crunchy Data.
“Adding Crunchy and their deep expertise in PostgreSQL provides a full enterprise support offering for the entire open-source geospatial platform,” noted Andy Dearing, Boundless CEO. “With Crunchy Data, we believe our mutual customers can run the most sophisticated data environments while supported by the industry’s most complete team of combined experts.”
Bob Laurence, Crunchy Data CEO said “Crunchy increasingly hears from Enterprises looking for a combination of trusted, open source geospatial software and database solutions. Crunchy is pleased to extend our partnership with Boundless to bring that combination of enterprise, trusted open source OpenGeo Suite and Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL to Enterprises,”
Boundless OpenGeo Suite customers interested in additional PostgreSQL support and services should contact their Boundless representative.
Boundless develops and supports powerful software for enterprise Spatial IT applications. Boundless provides platforms for managing data and building maps and applications designed for bringing spatial information into modern workflows. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing spatial software with packaging, support, maintenance, professional services, and expert training. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com.
About Crunchy Data
Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. (Crunchy) is a fast growing provider of Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL a trusted, open source distribution of PostgreSQL, the world’s 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 www.crunchydata.com