About PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS), which helps businesses store, manage, and scale data workloads, from single machines to data warehouses with multiple concurrent users. Features include materialized views, stored procedures, indexing, multi-factor authentication, full-text search, and event triggers.

The ACID-compliant system lets developers define data types such as numeric, date/time, array, or geometry, build custom functions, and maintain data integrity using exclusion constraints, explicit locks, and primary or foreign keys. Database administrators can utilize SQL to perform multiple data operations such as INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, and more. Using foreign data wrappers, IT professionals can access external databases or streams for querying.

PostgreSQL maintains a write-ahead log (WAL), which helps developers record file changes and restore databases during system crashes. Administrators can grant role-based objects and column to table level permissions. Developers can also improve query performance on tables by using acceleration partition pruning, automatically invalidate cached execution plans, write background checkpoints, and restrict bandwidth usage for backup processes.

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Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of PostgreSQL: 25

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Configuration Management
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Transformation
  • Database Conversion
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Event Logs
  • Full Text Search
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • OLAP
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage

Alternatives

MySQL

4.6
#1 Alternative to PostgreSQL
MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) designed to help businesses record, update, and manage data...

Microsoft SQL Server

4.6
#2 Alternative to PostgreSQL
SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDMS) designed to help businesses of all sizes analyze structured...

MariaDB

4.7
#3 Alternative to PostgreSQL
MariaDB is the database for all, supporting any workload, in any cloud, at any scale. Try MariaDB now.

Oracle Database

4.5
#4 Alternative to PostgreSQL
Oracle Database is a data warehouse software designed to help businesses of all sizes manage data and automate...

Reviews

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4.6 /5
(312)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Juan manuel C.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Ultimate Database Engine

Reviewed on 20/12/2021

In general, my experience with postgress is more than satisfactory, it is an engine that works very...

In general, my experience with postgress is more than satisfactory, it is an engine that works very well, it is stable, it allows me to handle large databases with tables of more than a million data without any problem. It has some syntax different from common sql, but they give great functionality (like data parsing)

Pros

Excellent database manager, it has its own program (phAdmin) that gives you a very friendly graphical interface to carry out all kinds of tasks. Postgress is highly scalable and stable, which is why I prefer it over other options

Cons

As against, when the database that is handled is relatively small, when comparing response speeds with other engines, it has a small disadvantage, but its great advantage is noted by having a large database.

Janne M.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best overall databases in the market

Reviewed on 29/06/2021

For overall backend database purposes I would currently not choose anything other than PostgreSQL....

For overall backend database purposes I would currently not choose anything other than PostgreSQL. Widely known, easy to hire talent for, secure and reliable.

Pros

PostgreSQL is well supported by backend frameworks like Django. Getting into the command line of PostgreSQL database isn't necessary that often, but when a must, it works very robustly.

Cons

Not suitable for some data types as well as some of the competition, like time series data, that is becoming more and more important via IoT use cases.

Alternatives Considered

MariaDB and MySQL

Reasons for Choosing PostgreSQL

Generational leap in web development, a new product was launched.

Switched From

MySQL

Reasons for Switching to PostgreSQL

Best direct support from backend frameworks such as Django.
Albernes G.
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  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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easy to use and understand

Reviewed on 15/03/2018

It can operate on platform specifications, including Linux, Windows, Unix.
Large storage capacity

G...

It can operate on platform specifications, including Linux, Windows, Unix.
Large storage capacity

Good scalability since it is able to adjust to the number of CPU and the amount of available memory optimally, supporting a greater number of simultaneous requests to the database correctly.
It supports the types of data, clauses, functions and commands of standard type SQL92 / SQL99 and extended own of PostgreSQL ..

Pros

its graphic environment and considerable savings in operating costs: PostgreSQL has been designed to have a maintenance and adjustment lower than the products of commercial suppliers, while retaining all the characteristics, stability and performance. Stability and reliability: There have been no drops in the database

Cons

That Compared to MySQL is slower in insertions and updates, since it has intersection headers that do not have MySQL Support online: There are official forums, but there is no mandatory help It consumes more resources than MySQL .

Javier S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One of the BEST Open Source Relational Data Base System

Reviewed on 19/11/2021

In general, my experience with Postgre has been very pleasant.
The systems that I have developed...

In general, my experience with Postgre has been very pleasant.
The systems that I have developed using this software as a data manager have been stable.
When I have had technical problems it has been possible for me to find the solutions within its great community

Pros

its compatibility with previous versions makes development very friendly.
It is also Open source and free, which allows saving costs in the development of systems.
there is a lot of documentation online to find solutions to problems In addition to having a large community

Cons

It's official handler is not friendly.
Installation for begginners is not easy.
configure advanced functions such as replication It is complicated

Alternatives Considered

MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server

Reasons for Switching to PostgreSQL

Due to what is a software with great performance even though it is free
Jorge M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PostgreSQL - A World Class DBMS that you can have for free

Reviewed on 11/03/2021

I have used PostgreSQL for Windows since 2008 and it has been a pleasure. Some DBs have tables with...

I have used PostgreSQL for Windows since 2008 and it has been a pleasure. Some DBs have tables with more than 1 million records and performance seems not to be affected.

Pros

It is free although there are some paid options that include support and special configurations. It is very stable, I have not had any critical situations like data loss. As a ASP.NET developer, it integrates easy using ADO.NET Data Providers for which there are many choices. Concurrency control is included which is very useful for data integrity. Versions for Linux, Mac, Solaris and BSD are available which increases the integration power. A huge number of third party add-ons (paid and free) can be found. PostgreSQL is being continuously improving, there is a well defined plan of maintenance and new versions are coming out regularly.

Cons

I have not found anything against this DMBS product. I have accomplished all of my goals successfully.

Alternatives Considered

MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server

Reasons for Switching to PostgreSQL

A professional friend of mine recommended it. Additionally and after doing some research, I found PostgreSQL origins date back to 1970´s as a successor of Ingres developed at University of California Berkley. This definitely called my attention and I decided to try as a first option. I felt in love with PostgreSQL.
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