PostgreSQL - does it differentiate?
July 13, 2016

PostgreSQL - does it differentiate?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL was used when prototyping a new website for Ruby on Rails. It meshed seamlessly and allowed us to iterate quickly for our minimum viable product. We deployed on a Heroku server and there was no issue with getting it to work. It's comparable to the other free SQL solutions on the market, but it was great for us in this case.
  • It is easy to understand and integrate
  • It is a very well maintained piece of software
  • It is easy to switch into PostgreSQL from other SQL implementations
  • It still is not quite as fast as the paid solutions
  • There is stiff competition from other free solutions
  • They don't spell out clear benefits for choosing the product
  • It's free, so it very good in terms of cost
  • The issue will be if it can hold up to enterprise scale
  • It's neutral ROI in terms of being able to compare it to other free solutions
I am currently using MySQL and it is difficult to notice much of a difference at all. For free relational databases, there hasn't been enough for me to choose a clear winner. If you're already using a free solution, there would be no reason to change. In terms of comparing to a NoSQL solution, there is too stark of a difference to really compare. For me, in this realm, it's best to go with what you know and not waste time splitting hairs.
It is well suited for Ruby on Rails applications based on my experience. It made creating a minimum viable product a breeze. The only issue is that it is very comparable to other free solutions without any reason to choose it as a clear winner. If you want to get a web application running quickly, you wouldn't go wrong by choosing it.