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PostgreSQL Pros and Cons

PostgreSQL Pros

Software Developer at a healthcare company with 1-10 employees
Clustering will be the number 1 feature. It is also open-source so it is free. It can also be clustered, to allow fault tolerance.
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PG
Subdirector - Digital Products and Services at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution provides complete support in terms of the SQL dialect and behaves nicely when it comes to transactions.
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NP
System Architect at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Postgres is rock solid when deployed according to best practices as documented by the PostgreSQL community. When it's installed correctly, PostgreSQL is an enterprise-grade solution.
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Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The product is quite flexible.
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Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
We managed to reduce the storage space needed to 10% of the original size, without affecting data integrity, and we significantly improved the performance.
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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
The product is very similar to the SQL Server.
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NK
Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup is quick and easy.
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SP
IT Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
It is a pretty comprehensive database system. Its performance is good, and it does what it is supposed to do. It also integrates very well.
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KA
Chief technical officer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
With the database, you can provide a multi-component at the same service with the same performance, scalability, or all those things.
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Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
It's a standard reliable database management system.
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PostgreSQL Cons

Software Developer at a healthcare company with 1-10 employees
It could be improved by using parallelization. You want basically, distributed computing.
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PG
Subdirector - Digital Products and Services at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
A better graphic user-interface would be nice to see.
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NP
System Architect at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd like to see better memory management. I think that that's one of the few areas that Postgres does not handle as well as MySQL does or did.
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Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The pricing could be better.
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Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
PostgreSQL uses high memory compared to its counterparts when a highly demanding load is involved, especially one that makes many concurrent connections to the database.
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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
I'm not really able to customize it.
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NK
Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
It would be great if the solution offered even more integration capabilities.
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SP
IT Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
There are some products out there that have a slightly different method of implementation for the SQL language. Some of those are slightly better in some areas, and PostgreSQL is slightly better in some areas. I would probably like to match all of those products together. It is just down to the functionality. For example, Oracle has a number of options within SQL that are outside of what you would class as the SQL standard. PostgreSQL misses some of those, but PostgreSQL does other things that are better than what Oracle does. I would like to merge those two products so that there is a certain amount of functionality in a single product.
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KA
Chief technical officer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The database and applications can become very slow.
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Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
The interface could be much better.
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Learn what your peers think about PostgreSQL. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.