June 17, 2009

Apparent turmoil at EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB seems to be facing a string of management departures:

And by the way, EnterpriseDB, which used to call itself “the Oracle-compatible database company,” recently licensed out what used to be its core differentiating technology.

Now, this isn’t all bad news. EnterpriseDB’s Oracle-compatibility focus had to be changed anyway. And Fred Holahan was the proximate cause for me writing:

my recent dealings with EnterpriseDB underscore the importance of being VERY careful about counting your fingers after you shake hands with that company,

Still, these aren’t exactly indicators of a company executing on a smooth-running plan.


3 Responses to “Apparent turmoil at EnterpriseDB”

  1. Jerome Pineau on June 17th, 2009 12:24 am

    Smooth-running plan. Heh. Are those still around? 🙂

  2. Andy Astor on June 17th, 2009 1:28 pm

    It’s unfortunate, Curt, that you didn’t just call and ask. I think facts are far more interesting to your readers than sensationalized speculation about “turmoil.” But that’s OK; I’ll be posting a note to my blog in the next day or two, with a more complete and accurate discussion. For now, suffice it to say that constructive and forward-looking change is a constant at EnterpriseDB, as it is in most successful and dynamic companies I’m aware of.

  3. Curt Monash on June 17th, 2009 3:53 pm


    My dealings with Fred Holahan left such a bad taste in my mouth that I wasn’t very eager to talk with anybody from EnterpriseDB.


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