PostgreSQL Review

It's a great database engine that is easy to use, powerful, and scalable.​

What is most valuable?

  • Stability
  • Standard SQL for ease of development with pre-existing knowledge

How has it helped my organization?

Postgres is for our systems a very solid database, easy to use in development and easy also to manage in production environment, and that's valuable because in the end it cuts a lot of costs (also during the upgrading processes).

What needs improvement?

The Postgres team is already doing an amazing job in putting in features to ease the life of developers and sys admins, such as JSON support and database replication.

A feature that is still a work in progress and it would be nice to have would be native master-master replication, we don't have a need for it right now but it's something that should be addressed in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There have been no issues with the deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has been able to scale it for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I've had no need to use any.

Technical Support:

I've had no need to use any.

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

I used MySQL and Oracle previously, PostgreSQL is open source and fully ACID and SQL standard

How was the initial setup?

It was easy.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed it in-house.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great database engine that is easy to use, powerful, and scalable.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

9.3, 9.4, 9.5
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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