We’re happy to announce a new Toad World section supporting PostgreSQL and sponsored by EDBPostgres. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a surge in the adoption of open source relational database platforms. MySQL and Postgres databases are the most widely-used. According to Gartner’s The State of Open Source RDBMS, 2015, the OSDBMS market is worth $562 million and has grown 31% year over year since 2013. Additionally, “Open source software is a big win for businesses, which are saving billions and passing that savings along to customers. . . . The open source movement is advancing because of feature-rich, high quality, reliable software with compelling economic benefits.” Eric Raymond, The Cathedral & The Bazaar, at 170 (O’REILLY Books).
Accompanying this new Toad World section, we welcome contributions from two new Postgres thought leaders, Bruce Momjian and Marc Linster. Mr. Momjian is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996 as a committer and community leader. He is a Postgres evangelist and travels worldwide appearing at conferences to help educate the community on the business value of Postgres tools, advances and technology enhancements. Mr. Linster, Ph.D., is EDB’s Senior Vice President of Products and Services and leads EDB’s engineering divisions and product development groups, as well as guides EDB’s professional services practices. Marc has an extensive background in engineering, technology and logistics with 20 years of management experience.