KT, EnterpriseDB to offer OpenStack-based DBaaS

EnterpriseDB and KT are co-developing a postgres-based DBaaS

EnterpriseDB and KT are co-developing a postgres-based DBaaS

Postgres database specialist EnterpriseDB announced a partnership with the technology services subsidiary of incumbent Korean telco KT Corporation, KT DS, that will see the two jointly develop and offer a database-as-a-service offering deployed on OpenStack.

The offering will feature EDB’s database tech which is based on postgres, an open source object-relational database management system, and will be delivered via KT’s uCloud service.

KT, a longtime user of EDB’s postgres tech – the same database tech used by eBay and Facebook – said its engineers already contribute heavily to the open source project.

“Our long and successful partnership with EnterpriseDB with on-premises deployments in our own infrastructure made EDB’s Postgres Plus the obvious choice when we selected a cloud partner for our uCloud,” said Seunghye Sohn, senior vice president of KT DS.

Ed Boyajian, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB said: “KT was a proving ground in Korea for Postgres Plus to power mission-critical, high-volume workloads. They are now leading enterprise and government users to the future with their uCloud and together we’re building on our years of partnership to play a role as cloud computing expands across Korea.”

KT is looking to bolster its cloud computing business among local incumbents looking to get a piece of the growing market, particularly the public sector segment. Earlier this year the Korean government passed the Act on Promotion of Cloud Computing and User Protection (colloquially known as the “Cloud Act”) designed to encourage public sector uptake of cloud services.