PostgreSQL Review

As it's free, this enables us to develop applications without having to think about budgets, and gives us greater flexibility. It needs improvement with programming languages like PHP.


What is most valuable?

Speed and price, it’s fast and reliable, and free.

How has it helped my organization?

Due to budget restraints procuring software is always an issue, and mainly production systems are well maintained. However development systems are not usually so well off. As PostgreSQL is free, this enables us to develop applications without having to think about budgets, and give us greater flexibility. There is still reluctance by business to accept free ‘Open Source’ software, but proof of concept development can be achieved at no to low cost.

What needs improvement?

Simplicity in design and improvement with programming languages like PHP.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

In development it’s super sensitive with comma, quotations, and letter cases. It should not be. If we use uppercase sometimes it works and sometime not, and its need to be single quote sometimes but sometimes double quote.

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've had no issues with scaling it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never used customer services, but it needs a better documentation.

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

We use both MySQL & PostgreSQL, some applications have better compatibility or built in tools, this decides which database we use.

How was the initial setup?

It's straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

So far we have not had any issues with this database are we are using this in development and production systems.

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