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Denny I think you had a view on this one.


A Room with a View

I never saw the movie but I like the title. Must catch it some day!

I have a view on the Pareto distribution of databases but know nothing about PostgreSQL so I can't venture an opinion. Is PostgreSQL relational or document based? If relational I would not worry about it, if document based then it has a foot in both camps making it much more competitive with MongoDB.

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that uses and extends the SQL language combined with many features that safely store and scale the most complicated data workloads. The origins of PostgreSQL date back to 1986 as part of the POSTGRES project at the University of California at Berkeley and has more than 30 years of active development on the core platform.

"object-relational" does not tell me much. Back in 1986 OOP did exist but was not all the common. I don't know how MongoDB works either. Storing the data is not the real issue but how fast and reliably you can retrieve it. Using TMF as an example, try searching it! Totally SUXS! That's where I would focus any comparative investigation.

Even if PostgreSQL were technically superior it's the market that decides who the winner is.

That's as much as I can add.

Denny Schlesinger
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