PostgreSQL is an enterprise-class open-source database. It has 30 years of history and has evolved into an advanced and versatile database. Its stability and advanced features make it extremely trusted and broadly utilized by the industry. It can accommodate the most demanding needs of many giant companies and corporations. Among its users are very well-known names, such as Sony, Instagram, Amazon, and Skype.
|Latest version||13.2||Current Version(s)||12.3 / 11.9||Customer support||Live chat/ Ticket|
|License type||PostgreSQL License||First release date||Jul 08, 1996||Latest release date||Feb 11, 2021|
|Product category||Database||Managed by us||Yes||Open source||Yes|
|Platforms||Windows Linux macOS Solaris FreeBSD OpenBSD|
PostgreSQL is one of the most popular database systems. It’s supported on almost all platforms, including Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and Unix. All major programming languages can interact with PostgreSQL.
PostgreSQL is released under PostgreSQL License. It is PostgreSQL's only license and is similar to the BSD or MIT licenses. The PostgreSQL community remains committed to making PostgreSQL available as free and open-source software in perpetuity.
PostgreSQL is highly extensible. PostgreSQL has its built-in programming language. Users can use it to implement their functions. It also supports third-party plugins to extend the functionality of PostgreSQL. Famous PostGIS is one of these plugins.
PostgreSQL is well-known for its diverse data types support. Besides typical data type in the regular relational databases, PostgreSQL also supports JSON document type, geospatial data type, and more custom data types.