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Attribute Ratings

  • Oracle Berkeley DB is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Oracle Berkeley DB

95%
2 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
54 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Berkeley DB

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Oracle Berkeley DB

N/A
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9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
6 Ratings

Availability

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9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Oracle Berkeley DB

N/A
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7.0

PostgreSQL

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Oracle Berkeley DB

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9.4

PostgreSQL

94%
13 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Oracle Berkeley DB

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

Oracle Berkeley DB

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

PostgreSQL

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle

Berkely Database is particularly adept in its ability to scale, partition, and segment data sequences in a clear and efficient manner. It also requires little manual administration, and is capable of scaling 256 TB of data into a single file. This has been very helpful for us.
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PostgreSQL Global Development Group

PostgreSQL, unlike other databases, is user-friendly and uses an open-source database. Ideal for relational databases, they can be accessed when speed and efficiency are required. It enables high-availability and disaster recovery replication from instance to instance. PostgreSQL can store data in a JSON format, including hashes, keys, and values. Multi-platform compatibility is also a big selling point. We could, however, use all the DBMS’s cores. While it works well in fast environments, it can be problematic in slower ones or cause multiple master replication.
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Pros

Oracle

  • Supports multiple concurrent processes manipulating databases as large as 256 TB.
  • There are existing API bindings for the most common languages on the market i.e. C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Python.
  • Provides a high-performance data storage.
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PostgreSQL Global Development Group

  • The stability it offers, its speed of response and its resource management is excellent even in complex database environments and with low-resource machines.
  • The large amount of resources it has in addition to the many own and third-party tools that are compatible that make productivity greatly increase.
  • The adaptability in various environments, whether distributed or not, [is a] complete set of configuration options which allows to greatly customize the work configuration according to the needs that are required.
  • The excellent handling of referential and transactional integrity, its internal security scheme, the ease with which we can create backups are some of the strengths that can be mentioned.
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Cons

Oracle

  • Implementation was difficult
  • Customer service not always best
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PostgreSQL Global Development Group

  • The query syntax for JSON fields is unwieldy when you start getting into complex queries with many joins.
  • I wish there was a distinction (a flag) you could set for automated scripts vs working in the psql CLI, which would provide an 'Are you sure you want to do X?' type prompt if your query is likely to affect more than a certain number of rows. Especially on updates/deletes. Setting the flag in the headless(scripted) flow would disable the prompt.
  • Better documentation around JSON and Array aggregation, with more examples of how the data is transformed.
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Pricing Details

Oracle Berkeley DB

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    PostgreSQL

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PostgreSQL editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      As a needed software for day to day development activities
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      Usability

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      Postgresql is the best tool out there for relational data so I have to give it a high rating when it comes to analytics, data availability and consistency, so on and so forth. SQL is also a relatively consistent language so when it comes to building new tables and loading data in from the OLTP database, there are enough tools where we can perform ETL on a scalable basis.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      PostgreSQL's availability is top notch. Apart from connection time-out for an idle user, the database is super reliable.
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      Performance

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      The data queries are relatively quick for a small to medium sized table. With complex joins, and a wide and deep table however, the performance of the query has room for improvement.
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      Support Rating

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      There are several companies that you can contract for technical support, like EnterpriseDB or Percona, both first level in expertise and commitment to the software.
      But we do not have contracts with them, we have done all the way from googling to forums, and never have a problem that we cannot resolve or pass around. And for dozens of projects and more than 15 years now.
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      Online Training

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      The online training is request based. Had there been recorded videos available online for potential users to benefit from, I could have rated it higher. The online documentation however is very helpful. The online documentation PDF is downloadable and allows users to pace their own learning. With examples and code snippets, the documentation is great starting point.
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      Implementation Rating

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      The online documentation of the PostgreSQL product is elaborate and takes users step by step.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Oracle

      In our opinion Oracle Berkeley DB is the most mature solution outperforming other vendors in several aspects. Its high and solid stable performance has huge significance to us and to our customers. Wide spread community of Berkeley DB users is a valuable source of information. Also high quality support provided by Oracle makes solving any emerging issues super fast and easy.
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      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      Postgres stacks up just [fine] along the other big players in the RDBMS world. It's very popular for a reason. It's very close to MySQL in terms of cost and features - I'd pick either solution and be just as happy. Compared to Oracle it is a MUCH cheaper solution that is just as usable.
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      Scalability

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      The DB is reliable, scalable, easy to use and resolves most DB needs
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      Return on Investment

      Oracle

      • Made us more scalable
      • Gave us cleaner data
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      PostgreSQL Global Development Group

      • The user-role system has saved us tons of time and thus money. As I mentioned in the "Use Case" section, Postgres is not only used by engineering but also finance to measure how much to charge customers and customer support to debug customer issues. Sure, it's not easy for non-technical employees to psql in and view raw tables, but it has saved engineering hundreds of man-hours that would have had to be spent on building equivalent tools to serve finance or customer support.
      • It provides incredibly trustworthy storage for wherever customer data dumped in. In our 6 years of Postgres existence, we have not lost a byte of customer data due to Postgres messing up a transaction or during the multiple times the hard-drives failed (thanks to ACID compliance!).
      • This is less significant, but Postgres is also quite easy to manage (unless you are going above and beyond to squeeze out every last bit of performance). There's not much to configure, and the out of the box settings are quite sane. That has saved us engineers lots of time that would have gone into Postgres administration.
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