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"Affordable solution.""It is free. There is no license on it.""It is also open-source so it is free.""PostgreSQL is a free and open-source database.""It is free, but if you need support, you can go for the commercial version called EnterpriseDB. They provide paid support, and they can even do hosting for you if you want standby and support.""PostgreSQL is open-source, so if capable admins are available then the setup cost can be $0.""It is open-source. If you use it on-premise, it is free. It also has enterprise or commercial versions. If you go for the cloud version, there will be a cost, but it is lower than Oracle or Microsoft.""The solution requires a license."

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Top Answer: It's a standard reliable database management system.
Top Answer: The solution doesn't cost anything to use. It's open-source.
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PostgreSQL is a powerful and fully-featured database management system with which business owners can create object relational tables. It is an open source project that can be acquired for free and heavily focuses on elements such as extensibility and strict standard compliance. PostgreSQL is a flexible server system that can manage large workloads that are being contributed and accessed from a wide range of locations such as in a network, as well as small-scale projects like a single machine or user.

Some technical details of interest about PostgreSQL include:

  • Its MVCC (Multi-inversion concurrency control) allows fluid changes to be made to the system without cumbersome roadblocks, while maintaining the optimal level of ACID.
  • Replication, built-in binary replication is available from the 9.0 version and later.
  • It offers a wide range of indexing capabilities, including B-tree and hash indexes, as well as GIN and GiST (generalized inverted indexes and generalized search trees).
  • It uses procedural languages that make it easier for developers to expand the database.
SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine
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Hundreds of companies have used PostgreSQL, including the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Champion Products, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the U.S. Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, and
Oracle, Bloomberg, Bentley, Mozilla
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company11%
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company4%
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company14%
Media Company12%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
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PostgreSQL is ranked 3rd in Open Source Databases with 19 reviews while SQLite is ranked 7th in Open Source Databases. PostgreSQL is rated 8.0, while SQLite is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of PostgreSQL writes "Can be clustered which allows for fault tolerance". On the other hand, PostgreSQL is most compared with Firebird SQL, MariaDB, EDB Postgres Advanced Server and Percona Server, whereas SQLite is most compared with Firebird SQL, Oracle Berkeley DB, MariaDB and MySQL.

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