PostgreSQL is an actively used query language created in 1996. 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...
- PostgreSQL ranks in the top 10% of languages
- the PostgreSQL website
- the PostgreSQL wikipedia page
- PostgreSQL on github
- PostgreSQL first appeared in 1996
- the PostgreSQL team is on twitter
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Example code from the Hello World Collection:
-- Hello World in PL/pgSQL (PostgreSQL Procedural Language) -- In old versions replace '$$' by double qoutes CREATE FUNCTION hello_world() RETURNS text AS $$ BEGIN RETURN 'Hello World'; END $$ LANGUAGE plpgsql; SELECT hello_world();
Last updated February 18th, 2020