PostgreSQL is an open-source DBMS (database management system) developed by volunteers around the world, as it is not controlled by a corporation or private company. The source code of available free of charge, which is one of the many bonuses.
PostgreSQL runs on a range of platforms such as Linux, Moc OS X, UNIX, Solaris, and Windows, and includes programming interfaces for Java, Python, Ruby, C and C++, and Perl.
This open source database has an array of sophisticated and innovative features, some which include:
- MVCC (Multi-Version Concurrency Control)
- Asynchronous Replication
- PITR (Point-in-Time Recovery)
- Online Backups
- Tracking for Fault Tolerance
Along with these features, PostgreSQL supports unicode, multibyte and international characters. It is also very scalable in terms of the quantity of data that the database can manage, and the amount of simultaneous users it can shelter.
One of the things that developers, including the developers at Codal love about PostgreSQL is that the source code is available with an open source license. This means that anyone can use the code, modify it and distribute it anyway desired.
If you are looking for the PostgreSQL source code, you can find it here. You can also access the control repository here.
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