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PostgreSQL 9.5

Jetware | 170503-postgresql_9_5_6

Linux/Unix, Amazon Linux 2017.03.0 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Nikita B.

Data scientist reviewing my favourite SQL database

  • April 05, 2016
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What do you like best?
Native JSON support (data storage and querying), geo spatial queries through Post GIS and
What do you dislike?
Somewhat cumbersome initial installation, no multicore querying.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Data Common SQL tasks: data storage, querying, aggregations. Plus storing JSON, and geo spatial calculations on database level.

Realized benefits are JSON functions in Postgres.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
It is an open source software with excellent user management, access control and fantastic set of extensions like spatial queries, full text search and


    Computer Software

A Workhorse

  • April 02, 2016
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
This database can do just about anything. For a modern web application the support for JSON, and JSONB columns is incredible. The addition of native upsert in 9.5 is huge, too.
What do you dislike?
Managing PostgreSQL is generally not quite as much "fun," or as simple as SQL Server, or MariaDB.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
With JSON and JSONB columns we have been able to use PostgreSQL as a document store, in addition to leveraging its conventional relational qualities.


    Edward F.

A great database to use over most competitors

  • March 31, 2016
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What do you like best?
The features in PostgreSQL are excellent, other competing products are years behind in the tools that are already available. It is very configurable for almost any kind of environment and product you are building, if you need high availability, redundancy, clustering, etc. it is supported. Lots of granularity in the data being stored.
What do you dislike?
Coming from a product like MySQL that is much simpler than PostgreSQL can seem a little overwhelming as you get up to speed on documentation and configuration guides.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Needing an open source and free database solution that was more reliable than MySQL but had most of the functionality that exists in Oracle. Our database is rock solid and performs very well, it's been easy to customize as our needs change.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Get past the initial hurdle of learning how PostgreSQL works and enjoy using it - it offers a lot of great functionality.


    Gary L.

A powerful flavor of SQL

  • March 31, 2016
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What do you like best?
PostgreSQL has some great features. In particular, window functions make challenging (in other flavors of SQL) tasks a breeze.
What do you dislike?
I have found that the programs available to execute PostgreSQL (that I am aware of) are lacking compared to SQL Server.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I used PostgreSQL to pull health care data from a database.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
It's solid, has a lot of features, and widely used. Also, it's open source so you can't beat the price!


    Roberto D.

Fast, reliable and scalable open source database

  • March 29, 2016
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What do you like best?
I like PostgreSQL because it's a robust alternative to commercial databases. It stands very well against other open source competitors, like the more popular MySQL. It's fast and reliable, managing inserts and updates of tens of thousands of rows flawlesly.

Besides that, it's easy to install and to manage, and it has some handy non-standard SQL commands. Documentation in the official website covers most of the common and advanced tasks with a lot of examples of querys.
What do you dislike?
Managing everything from the command line can be a little bit cumbersome. There are a lot of third party graphical interfaces to access the databases from the desktop (pgAdmin) or via browser (phpPgAdmin) but you have to install them and learn to use then on your own.

The same with reporting tools, there are a lot of nice ones but you have to search and try what is the best for you.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I have used PostgreSQL for ten years now on a very active client-server configuration without any issue. We have experienced power losses and hadware failures but there has never been a single row of data corrupted. Updating to a new version was achieved with a simple export-import command.

Being able to create, alter or delete tables while the company is live in full production is a great feature. Our main data managing app has grow over the years and the original design has changed a lot but PostgreSQL has always cover our needs.

And as always in open source, at zero costs.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you are searching for an open source relational database, with no licensing issues, full of features, secure and reliable, choose PostgreSQL.


    Vitor H.

Great, free and open source database for any project

  • March 28, 2016
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What do you like best?
PostgreSQL is free and open source and fits great in any project size.
It's easy to connect to PostgreSQL with any technology.
It has a strong and active community.
What do you dislike?
Lacks popularity.
Performance in read-heavy operations.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Needed a scalable database for a large project.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
It's free and open source and contains most of the resources of other large and popular databases such as Oracle and MS SQL Server.


    Alex M.

Postgres - Great for GeoSpatial

  • March 24, 2016
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What do you like best?
Geospatial data is very handled by the PostGIS extensions.
What do you dislike?
The command line interface is quite foreign from the conventions of other systems, and lacks many useful features like tab completion for identifiers.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Open source, web based mapping products
Recommendations to others considering the product:
There is no better free database available currently, and it gives many commercial products a run for their money.


    Information Technology and Services

postgres developer

  • March 23, 2016
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
easy to install, open source, active community, lightweight but powerful SQL database
What do you dislike?
replication options are limited as well as a REST API interface is also lacking
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I help customers replace Oracle and MS databases with Postgres as a cheaper alternative.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
a great database for Linux hosts and typical SQL based applications


    Computer Software

Great and much more friendly alternative to MySQL

  • March 18, 2016
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What do you like best?
It follows the syntax of standard SQL, quite closely related with MySQL, and it has wide variety of features not present in MySQL . . . . also is friendly with languages like Python and the likes. The existence also of a local database management software (pgAdmin) and command line tool makes everything much easier for first time users, and for experienced developers as well.
What do you dislike?
Nothing so far, in particular. All in all it is a whole package as an SQL language. I have yet to delve deeper into back-end development and look further into what the PostgreSQL lacks as an SQL language. But so far it satisfied my basic needs in an SQL and back-end language.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Database management through SQL with the whole package and features needed by a back-end developer.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
A must-use especially if you are a newbie in the field of back-end development. Very developer friendly and complete-packaged.


    Financial Services

The best open source ORDBMS there is.

  • March 14, 2016
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What do you like best?
PostgreSQL is by far the most fast advancing and promising open source database there is. It has an ongoing development agenda and a very active community. Performance keeps increasing and new functionalities are released with increasing frequency. It's a very robust and trustful solution for any database dependent project.
What do you dislike?
The most likeable thing about PostgreSQL might be the fact that its core developers and general contributors might be more inclined to come up with new features than to address possible underlying bugs.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Being in a very demanding ever-changing extendable and agile environment, working with applications that supports both structured and unstructured data, I consider PostgreSQL a life saviour. It can actually act as a document database when needed.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
It has never failed me and I bet it won't fail you either. It's reliable and has a very large user base. Typical solutions and general help can easily be found online when problems arise.