PostgreSQL Review

The management studio with product is create and intuitive.​

What is most valuable?

The product is free, which is a huge benefit. There are options to create clusters and maintenance on the databases is easy and fast. The management studio with product is create and intuitive.

How has it helped my organization?

We used this product for applications which require a database. Since MS SQL Express has limitations and regular MS SQL requires pricey licensing, PostgreSQL was an easy choice. The deployment is quick and easy and works with very little configuration, if any at all.

What needs improvement?

The commands for PostgreSQL work, but are behind the curve compared to Microsoft SQL and MySQL. Adding additional functionality to be move comparative to Microsoft SQL would be a nice to have. For experienced users needing to make configuration changes, it is straightforward, but for users who are new to PostgreSQL they need some help working within the config files, a GUI for config may help with this.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I've never had any issues performing multiple deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issues scaling it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had to contact support, but the documentation they have is very good and extremely detailed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Microsoft SQL (all versions), MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc. We use PostgreSQL when the application supports it and where it makes more economic sense to use it.

How was the initial setup?

Following the setup documentation was extremely straightforward and simple to follow. We have no issues with the install, config or operation of the application.

What about the implementation team?

We did an in-house implementation for PostgreSQL. The documentation made it easy to do and was very simple to follow.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

PostgreSQL is free to use.

What other advice do I have?

Ensure its a good fit for the application you are using and integration you may have planned. Review all documentation prior to moving forward and always test the new versions before just cutting over.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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