Posted on 2005-07-24
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
EnterpriseDB Corporation, an enterprise-class database company,
announced today that its PostgreSQL-based RDBMS was analyzed by
Coverity Prevent, the world’s most advanced static software
analysis tool, and found to contain only 20 defects in more
than 775,000 lines of code. This is the lowest defect density
(one defect per nearly 39,000 lines of code) reported by
Coverity for an open source relational database. Each of the 20
defects has been remedied, rendering the product “Coverity
Inspected” by the terms of Coverity’s rigorous certification
program. The fixes will be reflected in the next releases of
PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB 2005, expected later this summer.
More information and free beta downloads of EnterpriseDB 2005
are available at the company’s website, www.enterprisedb.com.
In February of this year, Coverity analyzed the competing MySQL
open source database and found an average of one defect in
every 4,000 lines of code. At the time, this was considered a
significant improvement over commercial code’s average of one
defect per 250 lines of code.