EnterpriseDB seems to be facing a string of management departures:
- Bob Zurek, EnterpriseDB’s well-regarded CTO, is gone. (He landed at Infobright, after a stint of independent consulting.)
- Multiple rumors have founder Andy Astor leaving EnterpriseDB, and stepping back to an advisory role. One version has Tuesday, June 16 as Andy’s last day. Update: As of Wednesday, June 17, Andy Astor is no longer listed as being on EnterpriseDB’s management team.
- Fred Holahan, who was briefly VP of Marketing, is not listed on EnterpriseDB’s management team web page. And EnterpriseDB announced a new VP of Marketing and Product Management on May 21.
- Other rumors point to turmoil at EnterpriseDB as well.
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.