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Floral firm saves 83% by moving to open-source

Floral company FTD is making cost savings of 83% by migrating from an existing database system to open-source for its shipping administration.

Floral company FTD is making cost savings of 83% by migrating from an existing database system to open-source for...

its shipping administration.

FTD, one of the largest floral firms in the world, has selected the open-source EnterpriseDB Server to power the external reporting for its Argo shipping administration system.

A major factor in FTD’s selection was EnterpriseDB’s ability to run applications written for the original system, which dramatically reduces migration costs

ARGO’s reporting subsystem originally ran on the original database that supports FTD’s order-processing system, and was moved to EnterpriseDB with only minor changes.

The EnterpriseDB solution cost FTD only one-sixth of the price of a comparably configured solution from the original supplier. It also enabled FTD to avoid costly hardware upgrades, driving additional cost savings at the company.

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