PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) available for many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is released under the PostgreSQL License, which is an MIT-style license, and is thus free and open source software. PostgreSQL is developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, consisting of a handful of volunteers employed and supervised by companies such as Red Hat and EnterpriseDB.[5] It implements the majority of the SQL:2008 standard, is ACID-compliant, is fully transactional (including all DDL statements), has extensible data types, operators, index methods, functions, aggregates, procedural languages, and has a large number of extensions written by third parties.
The vast majority of Linux distributions have PostgreSQL available in supplied packages. Mac OS X, starting with Lion, has PostgreSQL server as its standard default database in the server edition, and PostgreSQL client tools in the desktop edition.
And this is an award that has been obtained by postgresql.
As of 2012 PostgreSQL has received the following awards:

  • 1999 LinuxWorld Editor’s Choice Award for Best Database
  • 2000 Linux Journal Editors’ Choice Awards for Best Database
  • 2002 Linux New Media Editors Choice Award for Best Database
  • 2003 Linux Journal Editors’ Choice Awards for Best Database
  • 2004 Linux New Media Award For Best Database
  • 2004 Linux Journal Editors’ Choice Awards for Best Database
  • 2004 ArsTechnica Best Server Application Award
  • 2005 Linux Journal Editors’ Choice Awards for Best Database
  • 2006 Linux Journal Editors’ Choice Awards for Best Database
  • 2008 Developer.com Product of the Year, Database Tool
  • 2012 Linux New Media Award for Best Open Source Database

For more informations, please go to the following page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostgreSQL

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