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PostgreSQL

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Open source relational database management system

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PostgreSQL Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

PostgreSQL FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does PostgreSQL offer?

PostgreSQL has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: One Time License, Free
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

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Q. What languages does PostgreSQL support?

PostgreSQL supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does PostgreSQL offer an API?

No, PostgreSQL does not have an API available.

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Q. What level of support does PostgreSQL offer?

PostgreSQL offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base

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PostgreSQL product overview

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Knowledge Base

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4.6

/5

373

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PostgreSQL features

Functionality

4.6

/5

373

Total features

25

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Monitoring
Data Import/Export
Search/Filter
Backup and Recovery
Configuration Management
Data Dictionary Management
Data Migration

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PostgreSQL users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

373

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.01/10
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Pros
It is an impressive open source software, really reliable. I love its PostGIS spatial module, which enables powerful geospatial functions.
After switching over from Access, it has been nice to be able to have a more robust experience.
It's a great relational database management system. It's open-source, free, reliable and secure.
Cons
Probably because of bad stats but from time to time the problem happens again.
Lot of features are missing from it as compared to the other products in the market.
I had skipped the few initial classes and missed the part where the professor taught how to use the app.

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David Z.

Software Engineer

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

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Great SQL dialect

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Janne M.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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One of the best overall databases in the market

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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Diego C.

Market Research, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The database everyone should be using

Reviewed 3 years ago

PostgreSQL is an incredibly powerful piece of software that should be the RDBMS in every software project instead of less powerful but more famous alternatives. Personally it will be my choice for every future project.

Pros

PostgreSQL is so powerful, complete and stable. This should come with no surprise given the long history behind it. At the same time it's incredibly modern and supports new paradigms (like NoSQL, JSON data types) and it's also very simple to familiarize with.

Cons

It's unbelievable how PostgreSQL is not as well-known as one of his competitors (MySQL) notwithstanding the fact that is so much more powerful.

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Albernes G.

Used daily for 6-12 months

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easy to use and understand

Reviewed 5 years ago

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 .

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Prabhat M.

Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PostgreSQl

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

It is one of the best sql database & most easy to use. One of the best feature about the postgresql is ease of integration with the applications. They do maintain a good level of security.The access control is also very easy to manage is postgresql.

Cons

One of the feature which i feel is missing in postgres is while we take the dump of database we dont get the user details in the dump.

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Abdelhakim Z.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best user tailored db experience.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use PostgreSQL with almost every endeavor nowadays. Both at work and with personal projects, it is very robust when used in my research field which is optimization and operations research, but also flexible enough to help me quickly deploy web apps.

Pros

PostgreSQL is by far the most user friendly and most advanced database system out of the top 5 popular choices. It's inherently relational making it easily compatible with ORMs, has many smaller quirks like jsonb storage, the WITH keyword, and a vast amount of data types. It's also one of the most dynamic DBMS as it releases major changes more than once a year, with an ecosystem that consistently adapts to these versions.

Cons

Extensions in pgsql could use a bit of streamlining (extensions like pg_cron or similar), which was a bit complicated to do in with CI. Another concern would be some stability issues with the latest pgAdmin database interface, but in all fairness that isn't directly an issue with pgsql.

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