PostgreSQL is an actively used query language created in 1986. PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and standards compliance. As a database server, its primary functions are to store data securely and return that data in response to requests from other software applications. It can handle workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications (or for data warehousing) with many concurrent users; on macOS Server, PostgreSQL is the default database; and it is also available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (supplied in most distributions). Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

-- Hello World in PL/pgSQL (PostgreSQL Procedural Language)
-- In old versions replace '$$' by double qoutes

CREATE FUNCTION hello_world() RETURNS text AS $$
RETURN 'Hello World';
$$ LANGUAGE plpgsql;

SELECT hello_world();

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