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  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

PostgreSQL

91%
53 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
1 Rating

Usability

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
6 Ratings

Availability

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N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

PostgreSQL

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

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N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

PostgreSQL

94%
13 Ratings

Implementation Rating

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PostgreSQL

90%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

PostgreSQL

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

It's great if you are using or wish to use PostgreSQL and need the added performance optimization, security features and developer and DBA tools. If you need compatibility with Oracle it's a must-have. There are many developer features that greatly assist dev teams in integrating and implementing complex middleware. It's great for optimizing complex database queries as well as for scaling. I would recommend Postgres Plus Advanced Server for any software development team that is hitting the limit of what PostgreSQL is capable of and wants to improve performance, security, and gain extra developer tools.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

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.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

  • PPAS Oracle compatibility, especially the PL/SQL syntax, has made migrating database-tier code very simple. Most Oracle packages do not need to be changed at all and those that do are generally for simple reasons like a reserved word in PPAS that is allowed in Oracle.
  • PPAS xDB, the multi-master replication tool, is simple and - most important - does not break with network or other interruptions. We have been able to configure and forget, which our customers could never do with other multi-master tools.
  • Most people had no idea that PPAS and PostgreSQL have full CRUD support for JSON. They think you need a specialized product and/or that JSON is read-only. Every organization that I have worked with is evaluating adding JSON to their relational model.
Jamey Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

  • 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.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

  • Documentation is excellent but spread out across many resources and can take a while to wade through—would benefit from having more intro level, getting started guides for various languages.
  • Ruby support is excellent but more Ruby examples and beginner-level documentation would be nice.
  • It is sometimes hard to find a community of users on StackOverflow so a larger community, and a dedicated forum with active members to answer questions and work through issues would be nice.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

  • 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.
Don Burks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

PostgreSQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As a needed software for day to day development activities
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 2 answers
PostgreSQL's availability is top notch. Apart from connection time-out for an idle user, the database is super reliable.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.4
Based on 13 answers
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.
Javier Blanque | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No answers on this topic

PostgreSQL

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.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The online documentation of the PostgreSQL product is elaborate and takes users step by step.
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

PPAS proved better for our customer's data-centric apps than Oracle in all but a few edge cases (encryption at rest and multi-TB database-tier backups) because it is simpler to install/maintain, runs nearly all Oracle-syntax SQL as well as ANSI SQL.PPAS has much more JSON capabilities (full CRUD vs. read-only in Oracle), simpler geospatial, simpler / more stable replication and datatypes that match developer expectations, such as BOOLEAN and ENUMs.
Jamey Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

No score
No answers yet
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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The DB is reliable, scalable, easy to use and resolves most DB needs
Ojoswi Basu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

  • Postgres Plus Advanced Server is quite complex and may take longer to implement certain things than simply using PostgreSQL depending on developer familiarity with the platform.
  • Getting up to speed can be daunting so again, there is an upfront cost in time spent learning the platform, besides the potential for extra time spent on a feature-by-feature basis.
  • The cost of Postgres Plus Advanced Server should be weighed against simply using PostgreSQL to decide which is the best solution for your business needs.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PostgreSQL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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