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Pierre Fricke, Vice President, Product Marketing

Pierre Fricke has a long history in open source software. Fricke spent 10 years as director of product marketing for JBoss Middleware. He had joined JBoss Inc. just over a year before its acquisition by Red Hat in 2006 and stayed on until he joined EDB. He first became involved in open source software in 1998 during his 17 years at IBM. Fricke played a critical role in establishing IBM’s Linux and open source strategy as one of seven team leaders whose contributions are still utilized today. He also spent five years as an industry analyst with an emphasis on Java and Microsoft application development and integration software.

Pierre Fricke, Dec 13, 2016
The accelerated pace of application development means most enterprises can no longer wait for traditional IT to lead those initiatives. Traditional IT practices that required ...
Pierre Fricke, Oct 26, 2016
Interest in Postgres has risen to equal that of MySQL and IBM DB2 based on inquiries received by industry analyst firm Gartner, according to Gartner analyst Merv Adrian, ...
Pierre Fricke, Aug 22, 2016
The three-year return on investment of the EDB Postgres™ Platform is 168%, according to a new white paper on the comprehensive business impact of EDB Postgres based on ...
Pierre Fricke, Aug 05, 2016
Complex licenses, rising maintenance costs, and continuing audit risks have prompted many Oracle customers to seek alternative database management systems (DBMSs). The opex-based ...
Pierre Fricke, Aug 01, 2016
The convergence of new digital business initiatives, the rapid expansion of mature open source data technologies, the fast-growing list of open source success stories and ROI, ...
Pierre Fricke, Jul 27, 2016
Postgres has been a major beneficiary of the open source movement with organizations turning to the world’s most advanced open source ...
Pierre Fricke, Jul 07, 2016
Data is ubiquitous due to the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices. According to Forrester, 90% of the world’s ...
Pierre Fricke, Jun 27, 2016
The world is experiencing the greatest information explosion in history:  -- 90% of the world’s data was created in the last five years, and most of it is ...
Pierre Fricke, May 25, 2016
Intelligent, customer-facing applications; analytics; ecosystem-level intelligence that leverages the Internet of Things – these strategic initiatives bring better ...
Pierre Fricke, Oct 20, 2015
I’ve been working in the IT industry long enough now to see how techies appropriate – and quite often misappropriate – words in the English language.  One such word is “legacy.”  For anyone outside the IT industry this could mean a couple of different things, but it probably has a more positive ...
Pierre Fricke, Oct 15, 2015
James Cash Penney, the founder of JCPenney, once said, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” The retail pioneer could be speaking of the forces underway in the database industry that have enabled EnterpriseDB to emerge as a formidable force in the market. The performance ...
Pierre Fricke, Oct 12, 2015
Most IT organizations have made large investments in infrastructure and applications that have been running the business for years. Keeping this infrastructure costs a lot of money, perhaps up to 80% of an IT budget. To make things worse, some vendors, notably leading database vendors, employ sophisticated strategies to lock you into ...
Pierre Fricke, Sep 24, 2015
Federal agencies face continued pressure to reduce costs across their organizations and technology programs are no exception. Government CIOs are tasked with examining their existing technologies to find potential cost savings with the goals of centralizing and optimizing their existing solutions. Open source technologies ...
Pierre Fricke, Sep 08, 2015
EnterpriseDB (EDB) and Lenovo are promoting a new high-performance, low-cost stack for the enterprise. Pairing the performance gains and costs savings of Lenovo’s new System x servers with EDB’s open source-based Postgres Plus Advanced Server gives businesses the scalability and performance for powering today’s ...
Pierre Fricke, Aug 26, 2015
Recent weeks have been strange in the world of enterprise software. It is as though we have properly broken a cycle of frustration among enterprise customers. You recognize the cycle. That’s when end users – public and private – voice complaints, pundits postulate, and articles appear, but then everyone shrugs and ...

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