PostgreSQL Review

The query syntax and functions are well documented and easy to use.​


Valuable Features

The h-stores are very powerful for handling collections of key-value pairs. The query syntax and functions are well documented and easy to use.

Improvements to My Organization

PostgreSQL is a powerful and open source database, which is central all data processing.

Room for Improvement

We'd like to be able to start using JSON objects for easy code representation. This feature is available in v10.4.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for eight years.

Deployment Issues

We've had no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

There have been no stability issues.

Scalability Issues

It's been able to scale for our needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I use online documentation, which met my needs.

Previous Solutions

We were using version 8 before, and also an earlier Oracle instance. We chose the product because it is powerful, well documented, and open source.

Initial Setup

I did not set up the actual installation. I did set up the schema, tables, foreign keys, etc. That was straightforward in that it was well documented.

Implementation Team

In house. You do need someone that knows PostgreSQL or that can spend time learning about the product.

ROI

It's open source. ROI is a matter of time.

Other Advice

The challenge with this product would be finding the IT resource that can implement the product.

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