PostgreSQL Overview

PostgreSQL is the world’s most advanced open source database. Developed over 25 years by a vibrant and independent open source community, PostgreSQL was born from the same research as Oracle and DB2 and contains comparable enterprise-class features such as full Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability (ACID) compliance for outstanding transaction reliability and Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) for supporting high concurrent loads.

PostgreSQL supports standards such as ANSI SQL and SQL/MED, including foreign data wrappers (FDW) for remote data sources such as MySQL, MongoDB and many others, and yet is highly extensible with support for over 12 procedural languages, GIN and GIST indexes, geospatial data, and NoSQL for document (JSON) and key-value-based applications.

World's most advanced open source database
25+ years of development by a large, independent and thriving community
Most secure open source database available
Fully supported by EnterpriseDB's own PostgreSQL experts
Active world-wide deployments in public and private sector organizations of all sizes and missions

New Release: PostgreSQL 9.6

  • Parallel sequential scan
  • No autovacuum of unchanged data
  • Multiple synchronous streaming replicas
  • Full-text search for phrases


How To Buy Support and EDB Tools for PostgreSQL

An EDB Postgres Standard subscription provides best-in-class PostgreSQL support and EDB tools for management, high availability, disaster recovery, integration and migration.

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Additional Software Developed by EnterpriseDB

In addition to being a community supporter and contributor, EnterpriseDB offers other Postgres related software designed to assist enterprise-class database deployments.

Learn more EDB Postgres Advanced Server

EDB Postgres Advanced Server continually integrates each major, minor and security release of community PostgreSQL and then adds enterprise security, performance, manageability, development and database compatibility for Oracle designed for large enterprise requirements. EDB Advanced Server's compatibility allows existing Oracle users to move their applications to a lower cost alternative while preserving their investment in Oracle code, skills and practices.

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Learn moreEDB Tool Suites

The EDB Tool suites for integration, management, and migration make your databases highly available, faster and easier to manage, and allow integration with other data sources. A free trial of EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager, EDB Postgres Replication Server, EDB Postgres Backup and Recovery, and EDB Postgres Migration Toolkit are included in either the PostgreSQL or EDB Postgres Advanced Server downloads - after the database installs, run StackBuilder (Plus) and look for EDB tools.