Kim Dearborn
Nadel Phelan, Inc.

TransLattice Launches Postgres-XL, an Open Source Database Designed for OLTP and Big Data Analytics

Company Provides Open Access to Further Extend the Postgres Ecosystem

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 13, 2014TransLattice, the geographically distributed data management company for enterprise, cloud and hybrid environments, today announced the availability of the release candidate for Postgres-XL, an open source, clustered, parallel SQL database designed for both OLTP and Big Data analytics.


  • Key capabilities of Postgres-XL include OLTP write scalability, massive parallel processing (MPP), cluster-wide ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) properties and multi-tenant security.
  • Open access to Postgres-XL further extends the open source Postgres ecosystem and offers additional choices to the community. Access allows users to scale out transactional workloads, as well as obtain excellent response for Business Intelligence applications.
  • Postgres-XL is based on StormDB, the commercial product acquired by TransLattice in 2013. As an active participant in the Postgres community, TransLattice will continue to contribute to Postgres-XL.
  • OpenSCG, a premier Postgres services firm, will utilize Postgres-XL to better assist enterprise customers in the deployment of Postgres solutions.
  • Widely deployed, PostgreSQL is the primary database for roughly 30 percent of database users, according to a recent survey by 451 Research.
  • TransLattice is best known for its TransLattice Elastic Database (TED), the world’s first geographically distributed Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that enables deployment on multiple public cloud provider networks at the same time, as well as on virtual machines, physical hardware or any combination thereof.

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Denis Lussier, founder, chief architect and CEO, OpenSCG said:
“With the additional capabilities that Postgres-XL brings, we will be able to help our customers accomplish their project objectives more completely, securely and quickly than ever before. We are excited to be able to leverage SQL-based options for enterprises that may otherwise look to NoSQL.”

Evan Quinn, research director, information management, Enterprise Management Associates, said:
“Postgres ranks as the most widely used open source enterprise-grade database and has been gaining commercial and community momentum despite the rush of non-ACID NoSQL databases. By bringing massively parallel processing to the community, Postgres-XL turns Postgres into a strong candidate for big data analytics with cloud-class scalability and native SQL support.”

Michael Lyle, co-founder and executive vice president of engineering, TransLattice said:
“We are excited to work with the Postgres community to provide this cutting-edge distributed database functionality in an open-source form. For the first time ever, organizations can obtain high-performance, parallel analytics and transactional processing from an open, clustered database.”

About TransLattice
TransLattice provides its customers corporate-wide visibility, dramatically improved system availability, simple scalability and significantly reduced deployment complexity, all while enabling data location compliance. Computing resources are tightly integrated to enable enterprise SQL databases and applications to be spread across an organization as needed, whether on-premise or in the cloud, providing data where and when it is needed. For more information, please visit