If you haven’t spent much time with relational databases, we highly recommend digging deeper into PostgreSQL, or another relational database, before deciding to scrap it for a newer variety. Relational databases have been the focus of intense academic research and industrial improvements for more than forty years, and PostgreSQL is one of the top open source relational databases to benefit from these advancements.

PostgreSQL’s Strengths

PostgreSQL’s strengths are as numerous as any relational model: years of research and production use across nearly every field of computing, flexible queryability, and very consistent and durable data. Most programming languages have battle-tested driver support for Postgres, and many programming models, ...

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