PostgreSQL: feature rich, open source and powerful database solution!
Hugo Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 22, 2016

PostgreSQL: feature rich, open source and powerful database solution!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PostgreSQL

We use PostgreSQL as the database for our software product used by thousands of users. We use it to support the user data, product listings and geo references.
  • Insanely great performance - if you learn to master the database modeling, when to use indices, view and functions.
  • Geo spatial support is awesome.
  • Instrumentation tools can be hard to use for new users.
  • Definitely positive, especially because of the geo spatial capabilities, we can give our users a better user experience, meaning a better conversion rate for us.
MySQL is a good fit for websites and blogs, but for business oriented software PostgreSQL is richer in features. Oracle and MS SQL Server are so expensive so they're not a choice for startups and small companies.
In the noSQL arena, other providers like Firebase are creating a huge traction, mostly because of the realtime feature.