Wednesday, July 18, 2007

FTD Moves Mission-Critical Application from Oracle to EnterpriseDB

My blog about this topic at ittoolbox: EnterpriseDB goes mainstream The news release below has some very good information. Well worth a read. FTD Moves Mission-Critical Application from Oracle to EnterpriseDB Leading Floral Company Saves 83% Over Comparable Oracle Solution, Improves System Performance 400%; Oracle Compatibility Enables Rapid Deployment

ISELIN, N.J., Jun. 27, 2007 – EnterpriseDB, the Oracle-compatible database company, announced today that FTD (NYSE: FTD), one of the largest floral companies in the world, has selected EnterpriseDB to power the external reporting for FTD’s ARGO shipping administration system. A major factor in FTD’s selection was EnterpriseDB’s ability to run applications written for Oracle, which reduces migration costs dramatically. ARGO’s reporting subsystem originally ran on the Oracle database that supports FTD’s order-processing system, and was moved to EnterpriseDB with only minor changes. The EnterpriseDB solution cost FTD only one-sixth of the price of a comparably configured Oracle solution. It also enabled FTD to avoid costly hardware upgrades, driving additional cost savings at the company. More information about EnterpriseDB is available at

EnterpriseDB’s compatibility with and easy-to-use replication from Oracle enabled the entire transition to be completed in only six weeks. The EnterpriseDB deployment was made in time to support FTD’s peak-volume Mother’s Day season, a week in which each day’s order volume averages between 20 and 25 times typical daily order volume. The load on the ARGO reporting system increases accordingly. Another advantage of EnterpriseDB’s Oracle compatibility was that FTD’s existing Oracle-skilled staff was able to use EnterpriseDB databases and tools without re-training. A whitepaper detailing EnterpriseDB’s compatibility with Oracle is available at