Postgres is a really great database system. It’s quite powerful, very flexible, and it’s backed by the free, open source PostgreSQL community. This means that there are a whole bunch of people creating utilities, extensions, and modules – many of which are available free of charge, speeding up development and reducing cost.
Many people use PostgreSQL in conjunction with a web application; for example, Rails, Laravel, and SvelteKit frameworks are pretty common. However, it’s definitely not limited to that. In fact, we’ve done quite a bit of work with non-web-based PostgreSQL systems.
We have programmers who can work with any version of PostgreSQL you might have – the newest versions boast many enhanced features, some of which are typically found in very expensive enterprise products. Of course, we don’t require our clients to stick to the latest and greatest – that’s for you, the client, to decide.
PostgreSQL has a strong ecosystem of tools and extensions, most of which are free. We’re happy to work with most of them – and happy to work with most of the projects that are already using PostgreSQL.
Did You Know…
It would be hard to find a database that’s more mature than PostgreSQL. It’s been around since 1996, but it’s roots go back even further: it’s an outgrowth of the Ingres project at Berkeley University, which means its history goes back to 1973.