PostgreSQL Review

We were able to integrate disperate data sources into our Postgres Data Warehouse.

Valuable Features

Overall it is an excellent RDBMS and it is easy to use and administer. In PostgreSQL 9.5 the table inherent Foreign Data Wrappers(FDW) is available. This extension is available for most databases which makes building server federation very possible.

In 9.5 support for FDW was improved which means it is now possible to import a complete foreign schema. Foreign Table inheritance is now supported as well. They have also improved the Foreign Query optimization since v9.4. Lastly, It has low maintenance requirements so not much has to be done as far as DBA tasks go.

Improvements to My Organization

We were able to use the latest features described above to facilitate the integration of disperate data sources into our Postgres Data Warehouse.

Room for Improvement

  • Improved support for parallel query execution
  • Merge Joins
  • Improved Handling of Materialized Views

Use of Solution

I've been using it for years.

Deployment Issues

We have had no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

There have been no performance issues. It's a very stable environment.

Scalability Issues

It's been able to scale for our needs and easy to extend when needed.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Although there is no tech support, it has a large user community who are always helping each other.

Other Advice

The last few versions work great out of the box without much config changes. Don't be afraid to try it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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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author avatarCharlita Dalebjörk
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Very good review
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