Introduction to PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL can be pronounced as Post-Gress-Q-L. PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS), which was developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group and is popular because it is powerful and open source. PostgreSQL Global Development Group is a worldwide team of volunteers, and thus PostgreSQL is not controlled by any corporation or any other private entity. Thus making it open source and free to use.
Importance of PostgreSQL:
- Stores data securely.
- Supports best practices,
- Allows retrieving the data when the request is processed.
- Is cross-platform and can run on many operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.