PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system.

• fully ACID compliant
• full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages)
• includes most SQL 2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP
• supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video
• multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC)
• Highly customisable

Projects that have used this tool:
The “Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)” has used PostgreSQL to store the geographically-located historical statistics for Great Britain.
Michael Stonebraker
PostgreSQL Global Development Group
Methods relating to this toolCategory
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
Lifecycle stage:
Alternate tool(s):

FileMaker, MySQL, SQLite, Firebird

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Author(s) of recordValentina Asciutti
Record created2010-06-17
Record updated2010-06-17 10:59
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