The Public Sector & PostgreSQL - Database Migration ...

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Nov 27, 2012 (5 years and 5 months ago)


Improve Efficiency & Cut Operating Costs
The crush is on for public sector IT organizations to do more with less funding and staff—even as demand for more
services and faster delivery increases—against an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Reduce Database Costs
Federal, state local governments, and their associated departments and agencies are increasingly finding that
the license and support fees for their proprietary relational databases are a constant budget drain. The high costs
associated with both proprietary relational and non-relational database products can be significantly reduced by
migrating to PostgreSQL, an open source relational solution. PostgreSQL offers a feature set that stands up to
any of the expensive proprietary relational databases, and has proven itself to be both performant and reliable in
a number of public sector environments. Getting the most value from scarce taxpayer dollars is both necessary
and responsible, and PostgreSQL helps public sector IT organizations do just that.
Cost Savings Advantages of Using PostgreSQL in the Public Sector
Open Source License PostgreSQL source code is available under a liberal open source license. Download
it, use it, modify it, and distribute it in any form you like as widely as required, without incurring any cost.
Open Standards Thanks to open standards used by PostgreSQL, your IT department can easily implement
and cost-effectively deploy solutions, regardless of the complexity of the IT infrastructure.
Maintenance and Tuning PostgreSQL has lower maintenance and tuning requirements than proprietary
database systems.
Lower Recurring Costs, including Support Costs Simply stated—anything you save in these costs
can allow you to provide new services.
Compatibility Use existing database applications on a PostgreSQL platform, or build new PostgreSQL
applications. Either way, you save money because there's no retraining or recoding.
Vendor Independence Get true bids from vendors for both OS and hardware. Get bids from multiple
vendors for support/maintenance contracts.
To learn more about how your organization can benefit from Bull’s MOVE IT enterprise solutions please visit or contact Bull sales at, (800) 233-2855.
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PostgreSQL Users in the Public Sector
PostgreSQL is used in the public sector worldwide, including:
Over 30 U.S. States & Canadian Provinces The PostgreSQL-based Evergreen library system is used
in over 1000 public & academic libraries.
City of Garden Grove, California Relies on PostgreSQL for backups, application development,
and administration.
Wisconsin Court Systems Executes 80 million database transactions in about 100 databases distributed
around the state.
CNAF (one of France's largest social service organizations) Migrated their largest Batch and OLTP
applications to PostgreSQL—1 billion SQL statements per day.
Other PostgreSQL users are listed on the PostgreSQL web site:
Make the MOVE Today
Bull’s MOVE IT™ (Modernize, Optimize, Virtualize and Economize Information Technology) solutions help
organizations gain maximum value from their IT investments and get the most out of their IT operations while
opening enterprise data to the cloud, virtualized environments and mobile devices.
Database Migrations
Bull’s solutions for migrating legacy and other relational databases to PostgreSQL include consulting,
implementation and optimization services for both infrastructure and applications. We know that for
mission critical data migration projects you require an experienced partner with proven solutions and
solid methodology producing a seamless transition.
LiberTP™ Transaction Processing
Modernize your transaction processing applications with LiberTP™, our next generation transaction
processor with up to twice the performance of Oracle Tuxedo. LiberTP enables easy porting of older
UNIX-based COBOL and C transaction processing applications to an open environment supporting
Java interfaces to mobile devices and cloud and virtualized environments.
Support Services
Bull’s support services for PostgreSQL enable reduced costs and a nimble and more responsive IT environ-
ment.Our customer support services include: PostgreSQL support subscriptions; database design and
build assessments; database performance and tuning services; and forms and reports migration services.
Powerful Solutions, Solid Methodology from a World Leader
If you're investigating different ways to reduce your total database costs, Bull's Database Migration Business
Unit’s experienced team of specialists has been providing data migration services and transaction processing
products to clients worldwide for over 40 years and has completed major data migrations from both DB2 and
Oracle to PostgreSQL.
To learn more about how your organization can benefit from Bull’s MOVE IT™ enterprise solutions please
visit or contact Bull sales at, (800) 233-2855.