PostgreSQL is an open source database management system that supports SQL (relational) and JSON (non-relational) queries. This system is often used for data storage purposes for various applications: mobile, desktop, geospatial and analytical.
PostgreSQL is one of the best-known alternatives to commercial databases, and it has quite a wide range of functionality. With PostgreSQL you can manage records as well as send transactions.
Who can use PostgreSQL?
This database management system is used by people working with databases and IT infrastructures, for example:
- administrators and database developers who maintain and support the database;
- DevOps engineers in order to provide a working infrastructure for the project;
- backend developers to interact with databases while working on the server side of the site.
PostgreSQL allows you to make data access flexible, manage records in databases and control user access to different data categories. In addition, PostgreSQL protects stored data from possible leaks and losses.
- Working with complex data structures, including their creation, storage and retrieval.
- Flexibility and reliability by supporting custom objects and their behavior.
- Support for an extensive list of data types, including arrays and geodata.
- Storing different types of network addresses.
- Installing extensions.
- Ability to create new data types.
- Simultaneous processing of large databases.