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PostgresSQL: The Other big open-source database has a new release

Sep 11, 2013, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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When you think about open-source database management systems (DBMS), you probably think about Oracle's MySQL and its great rival/fork MariaDB. That's thinking too small. There's another great, enterprise capable DBMS, PostgreSQL, and its latest, greatest release PostgreSQL 9.3, has just arrived.

While it's not as well known as MySQL and MariaDB, PostgreSQL has its share of major users. These include Etsy, IMDB, and Creative Commons. In other words, PostgreSQL can handle millions of users and petabytes of data with the best of the enterprise DBMSs.

In addition, PostgreSQL has started getting developer support from companies such as EnterpriseDB and Salesforce.com.

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