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Keith Alsheimer, Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to joining EnterpriseDB, Keith founded eSpendwise, Inc. in 2000 and served as its CEO until the business was sold in 2012. A java-based application company, eSpendwise relied upon EnterpriseDB products to provide multi-location, global businesses with indirect-spend management systems under a SaaS business model. Previously, Keith was Vice President of Marketing for a chemical manufacturing company where he pioneered the use of web-based software systems to dramatically transform sales and fulfillment operations. Keith also served as a Captain in the US Army where he held multiple positions of leadership and command.

Keith Alsheimer, Jul 14, 2016
Last November I wrote a blog, The Oracle SE2 Tea Party, about Oracle’s ...
Keith Alsheimer, Feb 19, 2016
The explosion in data created by mobile devices, the Internet of Things and social media are causing governing bodies worldwide to find new ways to accommodate and harness information ...
Keith Alsheimer, Nov 24, 2015
As of December 1, 2015, Oracle® is no longer offering two of its most popular database license options, SE and SE1; replacing them instead with a new SE2 version which effectively increases license limitations to force more customers onto their Enterprise Edition—at an enormous cost increase. This dramatic change is ...
Keith Alsheimer, Aug 20, 2015
PostgreSQL was the big winner in the 2015 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards. The most advanced open source database was voted best relational database by the publication’s readership of senior IT managers, ...
Keith Alsheimer, Aug 10, 2015
A report in The Register claims Oracle is announcing new licensing terms – a Perpetual User License Agreement (PULA). According to the report, the license terms aren’t about time limitations, “Rather, the user will pay a fee – ...
Keith Alsheimer, Jul 08, 2015
PostgreSQL is taking a more prominent role in the data center. That’s the bottom line of the “PostgreSQL Adoption Survey 2015,” conducted by EnterpriseDB in May among users of the open source database. Adoption is rising with more users than two years ago, when the survey was last conducted, and more are deploying ...
Keith Alsheimer, May 08, 2015
Open source software (OSS) has long been recognized as an opportunity for cost savings in the enterprise beginning with Linux for operating systems.  New research from Gartner has now verified that many organizations can now extend that savings to the database layer.  Today’s enterprise data infrastructure ...
Keith Alsheimer, Dec 05, 2014
The adoption of Postgres within existing database infrastructures is rising, posing new questions and challenges for even veteran database professionals. At EnterpriseDB, we’re seeking to share stories from PostgreSQL users on their experiences, surprises and challenges. Locately is a full-service shopper insights firm ...
Keith Alsheimer, Jun 20, 2014
It’s called the brain of the database. The optimizer in PostgreSQL interprets SQL queries and determines the fastest method of execution. That’s according to Bruce Momjian, EnterpriseDB senior database architect and co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. Bruce delved into the PostgreSQL optimizer during the ...
Keith Alsheimer, Jun 18, 2014
One of the development goals for PostgreSQL is expanding parallelism on the server side. Postgres already supports full parallelism in coding on the client side. Developers can write application to open multiple database connections and manage them asynchronously. Robert Haas, EnterpriseDB chief architect and PostgreSQL ...
Keith Alsheimer, Jun 11, 2014
Postgres has the unique ability to act as a powerful data aggregator in many data centers. Bruce Momjian, EnterpriseDB senior database architect and co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, explored this unique and powerful capacity during the recent PG Conf NYC conference. His talk shows how Postgres's ...
Keith Alsheimer, Jun 06, 2014
Our own Noah Misch gave a comprehensive presentation on the operator class facility during the recent PG Con conference. Held last month in Ottawa, PG Con is one of the biggest events for the PostgreSQL community and Noah, a database architect here at EnterpriseDB as well as a committer, drew some buzz for his smart talk on the ...
Keith Alsheimer, May 30, 2014
The PostgreSQL community recently unveiled its next release with a PostgreSQL 9.4 beta candidate for public review and comment. This much-anticipated release kept up the momentum around JSON and features JSONB, a new JSON data type that stores JSON documents in a binary format that doesn’t ...
Keith Alsheimer, May 16, 2014
Online shopping innovator Gilt.com has something for everyone, including the technologist. A leader in experiential e-commerce, Gilt.com has built up behind the scenes an impressive backend infrastructure. Core to this is PostgreSQL. Mike Bryzek, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, shared with us here at EnterpriseDB his ...
Keith Alsheimer, May 13, 2014
The rise and fall of the Humvee have a few lessons for us in the database industry. Short of the artillery, some of the coolest features of the Humvee developed for military purposes—because the old Jeeps just couldn’t cut it—were incorporated into consumer vehicles. Humvees were positioned as family ...

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