PostgreSQL Reviews

Read about PostgreSQL - one of the largest open source database management systems in the world. Includes Postgre reviews, ratings, and FAQs.

3 min read • Last updated on September 12th, 2018

PostgreSQL, also known as Postgre, is a widely-used open source database management system. PostgreSQL is run by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

PostgreSQL Key Information Table:

Founder

Michael Stonebraker

Founded

1986

Headquarters

Berkeley, CA

CEO

Ed Boyajian

Number of Employees

50-200

Number of Customers

1,000,000+

Phone Number

Message only

Address

No address provided

Website

www.postgresql.org

PostgreSQL FAQs:

What is the price range for PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is completely free. There are no paid tiers or premium plans.

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database management systems (ORDBMS). It uses and extends the SQL language to safely store and scale complicated data workloads. Postgre is known for its robust feature set, architecture, reliability, and data security. PostgreSQL runs on all major operating systems and is ACID-compliant. The Postgres database

How many PostgreSQL data types are there?

There are five PostgreSQL data types. These include "Primitives" such as Boolean, "Structured" such as UUID, "Document" including JSON and XML, "Geometry" such as Point, and "Customizations" such as Composite and Custom Types.

What are the advantages of PostgreSQL vs MySQL?

Both Postgre and MySQL are open source ORDBMS. and have more or less the same features and functionality. However, MySQL does charge for proprietary use and offers several paid editions. As PostgreSQL is a non-profit organization, it remains free for both individual users and companies.

Is there PostgreSQL for Mac?

PostgreSQL is the default database on the Mac OS Server as of OS X Server version 10.7.

How do you install PostgreSQL?

Before you can use PostgreSQL you need to install it. Step-by-step instructions are available under Documentation and Manuels on postgresql.org. You can download the PostgreSQL latest version on the homepage.

Where can I find PostgreSQL documentation?

On the main website, click Documentation to access current and archived manuals.

How do I create a PostgreSQL describe table and/or a PostgreSQL log?

All documentation for describing tables and creating logs can be found under Documentation on postgresql.org.

Where can I find PostgreSQL training?

PostgreSQL DBA training sessions are held throughout the year in many countries. For the latest schedule of training sessions, visit postgresql.org/about/eventarchive/training/.

How do I get in touch with PostgreSQL support?

On the website, select Support on the main menu to access a variety of community and commercial support options. There are many local PostgreSQL User Groups all over the world, as well as an active internet relay chat and Slack community where you can ask questions.

PostgreSQL Reviews:

Reviewer

Rating

Review

Nairoby D.

5/5

Free code database manager, which is not used for licensing. - Easy to install and configure in any operating system. - Ideal for relational databases. Many people declare it is slow in insertions and updates compared to others managers, however, that will depend on how well designed the database is.

Anibal M.

5/5

I really like PostgreSQL I have used it several times for large projects in my previous works and in the current one it is used as a database for the web page of the institution, the power of PL / pgSQL is excellent, it allows me to program commercial layers in the database without any problem.

Ashish A.

5/5

PostgreSQL implements the SQL and advanced SQL standard very well. It can handle workloads ranging from small web applications to large data warehousing with many parallel users. Postgres provides a easy to use tool called pgAdmin to interact with and manipulate databases.

Jugraj S.

5/5

Best Database Management System with a wide range of features. Features like Stored Procedures is one of the reasons I prefer this tool.

Samantha N.

4/5

It is fast and reliable, manages inserts and updates of tens of thousands of lines impeccably. It is not very intuitive, in my opinion, and I think those problems must be solved before I can get the kind of traction that MySQL has.

Alvaro I.

5/5

Scalability is a key factor in a database and PosgreSQL handle large amounts of data without breaking a sweat. Rich text queries runs smoothly as well. The integration with ActiveRector is awesome!

Ritesh T.

5/5

Wanted to use an open source object-relational database for our project and Postgres worked well. Easy installation with good user guide. Scales pretty well for big applications.

Srikanth V.

4/5

One of the best open source RDBMS database. Easy to integrate with services and works in high read/writes env. It is very difficult to install Postgres on production servers that do not have access to the internet.

Albernes G.

3/5

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. That Compared to MySQL is slower in insertions and updates, since it has intersection headers that do not have MySQL Support online.

Morgan C.

5/5

PostgreSQL is open source. We use it for pretty much every site or system we build. It scales well and needs a minimum of tuning. We only fall back to MySQL when absolutely necessary. Cons: We still encounter software which can only run on MySQL, especially PHP applications. For those we'll tolerate MySQL but otherwise we would prefer PostgreSQL support.