PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) available for many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is released under the PostgreSQL License, which is an MIT-style license, and is thus free and open source software. PostgreSQL is developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, consisting of a handful of volunteers employed and supervised by companies such as Red Hat and EnterpriseDB. It implements the majority of the SQL:2008 standard, is ACID-compliant, is fully transactional (including all DDL statements), has extensible data types, operators, index methods, functions, aggregates, procedural languages, and has a large number of extensions written by third parties.

The vast majority of Linux distributions have PostgreSQL available in supplied packages. Mac OS X, starting with Lion, has PostgreSQL server as its standard default database in the server edition, and PostgreSQL client tools in the desktop edition.

Read more about PostgreSQLProduct Name, History, Interfaces, Benchmarks and Performance, Prominent Users, Awards, Proprietary Derivatives and Support

Other articles related to "postgresql":

Tom Lane (computer Scientist) - Biography
2000, Tom Lane was employed by Great Bridge, one of the first PostgreSQL support companies ... a competitor of Great Bridge at the time, to develop their version of PostgreSQL called "Red Hat Database" ... Hat Database project was later cancelled, but Lane continued to work there to develop PostgreSQL ...
Pgadmin - Database Administration - Open Source Front-ends and Tools - PgAdmin
... free and open source graphical user interface administration tool for PostgreSQL, which is supported on many computer platforms ... The first prototype, named pgManager, was written for PostgreSQL 6.3.2 from 1998, and rewritten and released as pgAdmin under the GPL License in later months ... under the Artistic License and then released under the same license as PostgreSQL ...
Pgadmin - References
... PostgreSQL 9.1–9.2 Obe, Regina Hsu, Leo (July 8, 2012) ... PostgreSQL Up and Running ... ISBN 1-4493-2633-1 PostgreSQL 9 Riggs, Simon Krosing, Hannu (October 27, 2010) ...
PostgreSQL - Proprietary Derivatives and Support
... investors created the company Great Bridge to make a proprietary product based on PostgreSQL and compete against proprietary database vendors ... Great Bridge sponsored several PostgreSQL developers and donated many resources back to the community, but by late 2001 closed due to tough competition from ... released Mammoth PostgreSQL, a proprietary product based on PostgreSQL ...
Tom Lane (computer Scientist) - PostgreSQL
... Tom Lane is a member of the core PostgreSQL development team ... He is involved in all aspects of PostgreSQL, including new features, performance improvements, and bug evaluation and fixes ...