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PostgreSQL Alternatives & Competitors

(465)4.4 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to PostgreSQL? Tons of people want Relational Databases Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Oracle Database, and IBM Db2 are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PostgreSQL.

Top Alternatives to PostgreSQL

  • Microsoft SQL
  • MySQL
  • Oracle Database
  • IBM Db2
  • SAP HANA

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to PostgreSQL

    #1
    #1
  1. Microsoft SQL

    (1,984)4.4 out of 5

    SQL Server 2017 brings the power of SQL Server to Windows, Linux and Docker containers for the first time ever, enabling developers to build intelligent applications using their preferred language and environment. Experience industry-leading performance, rest assured with innovative security features, transform your business with AI built-in, and deliver insights wherever your users are with mobile BI.

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  2. SQL Server 2017 brings the power of SQL Server to Windows, Linux and Docker containers for the first time ever, enabling developers to build intelligent applications using their preferred language and environment. Experience industry-leading performance, rest assured with innovative security features, transform your business with AI built-in, and deliver insights wherever your users are with mobile BI.

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    AT
    Supports legacy Windows applications that we use for Identity Access Management, easy to onboard administrators with Windows experience and basic SQL knowledge.

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #2
    #2
  3. MySQL

    (1,475)4.4 out of 5

    MySQL is an open source database solution.

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  4. MySQL is an open source database solution.

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    Aaron L.
    AL
    Easy to utilise and available on almost every single web hosting provider. The best part is that all the major cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google and Azure has fully managed solutions...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, MySQL is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. Oracle Database

    (689)4.2 out of 5

    Helps customers lower IT costs and deliver a higher quality of service by enabling consolidation onto database clouds.

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  6. Helps customers lower IT costs and deliver a higher quality of service by enabling consolidation onto database clouds.

    Categories in common with PostgreSQL:

    UT
    Grouping Transactions The ability to group several transactions into the same batch for processing sets Oracle apart from its competitors. Microsoft's version of SQL is limited to executing...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Oracle Database is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #4
    #4
  7. IBM Db2

    (529)4.0 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    IBM® Db2® is the database that offers enterprise-wide solutions handling high-volume workloads. It is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance while lowering costs.

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  8. IBM® Db2® is the database that offers enterprise-wide solutions handling high-volume workloads. It is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance while lowering costs.

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    Sandip G.
    SG
    Task scheduler allows easy maintainence, CLI support, Platform Independent support, Safe data segmentation Fast , reliable and easy deployment with advance features, Easy statistics gathering...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, IBM Db2 is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #5
    #5
  9. SAP HANA

    (273)4.2 out of 5

    SAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing so businesses can operate in real-time.

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  10. SAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing so businesses can operate in real-time.

    Categories in common with PostgreSQL:

    IO
    Cloud Hana and ease of usage in cloud and on-premise

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, SAP HANA is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #6
    #6
  11. SQLite

    (208)4.2 out of 5

    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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  12. SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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    UE
    the best is the performance since the operations are more efficient and it is faster than MySQL and PostgreSQL and the portability is executed on many platforms and its databases can be easily...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, SQLite is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #7
    #7
  13. MariaDB

    (168)4.4 out of 5

    MariaDB is a high performance, open source database that helps the world's busiest websites deliver more content, faster.

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  14. MariaDB is a high performance, open source database that helps the world's busiest websites deliver more content, faster.

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    UH
    Simply because it's compatible to MySQL. And Centos 7 comes with MariaDB instead of MySQL. It;s almost same as MySQL, which leads the configuration management very easy. At the same time,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, MariaDB is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #8
    #8
  15. Teradata Vantage

    (138)4.2 out of 5

    The Teradata Database easily and efficiently handles complex data requirements and simplifies management of the data warehouse environment.

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  16. The Teradata Database easily and efficiently handles complex data requirements and simplifies management of the data warehouse environment.

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    RT
    Abiliy to scale and combine analytics with data warehouse.

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Teradata Vantage is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #9
    #9
  17. Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

    (238)4.4 out of 5

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational DB in the cloud: Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

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  18. Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational DB in the cloud: Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

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    Alok P.
    AP
    The sheer ease RDS comes with is amazing. Creating a new instance, creating a snapshot, restoring from a snapshot, creating alarms and monitoring is all very painless. The whole GUI is very...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    #10
    #10
  19. IBM Informix

    (97)4.6 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    • Harness data with broad functionality and unlimited scalability. IBM Informix is a secure embeddable database, optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things (IoT) data. Informix has the unique ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, time series and spatial data. Everyone from developers to global enterprises can benefit from its reliability, flexibility, ease of use and low total cost of ownership. • Optimize business decisions Perform analytics close to data sources to enhance local decision making. Access business intelligence faster with enhanced integration with various tools and applications. • Eliminate downtime Ensure always-on operations across your grid environment. Upgrade, maintain and configure the grid with no downtime. Successfully meet service-level agreements. • Improve development agility Support both structured and unstructured data with a hybrid database system for enhanced flexibility and easier development. • IBM Informix is available on-premise and on the IBM Cloud. IBM Informix on Cloud offers the complete feature set of on-premises Informix deployments. Run your OLTP queries and workloads on an optimized instance and use the Informix warehouse accelerator to configure in-memory query acceleration for predictive analytics. Get the benefits of Informix without the cost, complexity and risk of managing your own infrastructure. IBM Informix V14.10 enhances all editions, bringing improvements to performance, security, administration, and core database capabilities including support for online transaction processing (OLTP) and replication workloads, timeseries and spatial data. Discover why many of the world’s most innovative companies depend on IBM Informix.

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  20. • Harness data with broad functionality and unlimited scalability. IBM Informix is a secure embeddable database, optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things (IoT) data. Informix has the unique ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, time series and spatial data. Everyone from developers to global enterprises can benefit from its reliability, flexibility, ease of use and low total cost of ownership. • Optimize business decisions Perform analytics close to data sources to enhance local decision making. Access business intelligence faster with enhanced integration with various tools and applications. • Eliminate downtime Ensure always-on operations across your grid environment. Upgrade, maintain and configure the grid with no downtime. Successfully meet service-level agreements. • Improve development agility Support both structured and unstructured data with a hybrid database system for enhanced flexibility and easier development. • IBM Informix is available on-premise and on the IBM Cloud. IBM Informix on Cloud offers the complete feature set of on-premises Informix deployments. Run your OLTP queries and workloads on an optimized instance and use the Informix warehouse accelerator to configure in-memory query acceleration for predictive analytics. Get the benefits of Informix without the cost, complexity and risk of managing your own infrastructure. IBM Informix V14.10 enhances all editions, bringing improvements to performance, security, administration, and core database capabilities including support for online transaction processing (OLTP) and replication workloads, timeseries and spatial data. Discover why many of the world’s most innovative companies depend on IBM Informix.

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    UI
    It's a stable product and database. It's easy to develop and provide excellent OLTP for the company.

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, IBM Informix is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    #11
    #11
  21. Azure SQL Database

    (38)4.2 out of 5

    Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a service using the Microsoft SQL Server Engine. SQL Database is a high-performance, reliable, and secure database you can use to build data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure.

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  22. Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a service using the Microsoft SQL Server Engine. SQL Database is a high-performance, reliable, and secure database you can use to build data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure.

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    Nasrullah N.
    NN
    SQL Azure Database works same as the windows application of SQL management studio. The Azure SQL can be managed remotely via Visual Studio and SQL management studio. It is very efficient working...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Azure SQL Database is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Easier to admin
    #12
    #12
  23. Firebird

    (21)4.1 out of 5

    Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms.

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  24. Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms.

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    RU
    it is very powerful and lightweight. it's multiplatform and run's on Linux, Windows, OS x. It's architecture us multigenerational, every one has a single version of record and updates are...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Firebird is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #13
    #13
  25. Amazon Aurora

    (134)4.5 out of 5

    Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

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  26. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

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    Kevin T.
    KT
    Amazon Aurora has grown very quickly over the past few years. The main reason for the tremendous growth is that it is truly a relational database built for the cloud. Since it is cloud-based, it...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #14
    #14
  27. SAP SQL Anywhere

    (49)4.0 out of 5

    SAP SQL Anywhere SQL database management software keeps data synchronized with thousands of mobile devices or remote offices, so that all business users can access vital data – anytime, anywhere.

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  28. SAP SQL Anywhere SQL database management software keeps data synchronized with thousands of mobile devices or remote offices, so that all business users can access vital data – anytime, anywhere.

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    EO
    Complete RDMS with a small footprint. Has most of the features of more expensive systems including implementing the full SQL standard. Very easy to administer. Good performance and improved tooling...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, SAP SQL Anywhere is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #15
    #15
  29. LibreOffice Base

    (14)4.0 out of 5

    Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users. Base caters to power users and enterprise requirements, providing native-support drivers for some of the most widely employed multi-user database engines: MySQL/MariaDB, Adabas D, MS Access and PostgreSQL. In addition, the built-in support for JDBC- and ODBC-standard drivers allows you to connect to virtually any other existing database engine as well.

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  30. Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users. Base caters to power users and enterprise requirements, providing native-support drivers for some of the most widely employed multi-user database engines: MySQL/MariaDB, Adabas D, MS Access and PostgreSQL. In addition, the built-in support for JDBC- and ODBC-standard drivers allows you to connect to virtually any other existing database engine as well.

    Categories in common with PostgreSQL:

    AT
    It's an ideal solution for everyday jobs, and for people requiring an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use system: data is stored right inside the Base file, and you also get native support for dBase...Read more
    #16
    #16
  31. ApexSQL

    (6)4.5 out of 5

    ApexSQL offers tools for SQL server.

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  32. ApexSQL offers tools for SQL server.

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    Shabira B.
    SB
    Apex SQL is a SQL server and Visual Studio ad-in that helps to make work faster and provide many features for developers and database administrators. It shows the required searches while writing...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, ApexSQL is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    #17
    #17
  33. Google Cloud Spanner

    (19)3.9 out of 5

    Cloud Spanner is a fully managed relational database service designed to offer both strong consistency and horizontal scalability for mission-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) applications.

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  34. Cloud Spanner is a fully managed relational database service designed to offer both strong consistency and horizontal scalability for mission-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) applications.

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    UI
    Google cloud spanner is a horizontal scalable SQL database service offering from google cloud that can be easily deployed.There is no need to provision space as it support automatic scaling as new...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Google Cloud Spanner is:

    More expensive
    #18
    #18
  35. SingleStore DB

    (61)4.2 out of 5

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  36. Categories in common with PostgreSQL:

    MG
    MemSQL is the most perfect and reliable solution for streaming analytics and performing ad-hoc queries on large datasets. It can query millions of data in a matter of seconds and consuming fewer...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, SingleStore DB is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #19
    #19
  37. Knack

    (59)4.5 out of 5

    Knack enables anyone to build simple web apps and online databases. You can import data from spreadsheets or define it from scratch, and then build interfaces to display and manage that data using elements like forms, tables, and search. Apps can be easily embedded into any website and then further styled or manipulated via jQuery.

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  38. Knack enables anyone to build simple web apps and online databases. You can import data from spreadsheets or define it from scratch, and then build interfaces to display and manage that data using elements like forms, tables, and search. Apps can be easily embedded into any website and then further styled or manipulated via jQuery.

    Categories in common with PostgreSQL:

    AM
    You can do so much with Knack with little-to-no code and embed seamlessly into your website.

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, Knack is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    #20
    #20
  39. HyperSQL

    (19)4.1 out of 5

    HSQLDB (HyperSQL DataBase) is a SQL relational database software written in Java. It offers a small, fast multithreaded and transactional database engine with in-memory and disk-based tables and supports embedded and server modes.

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  40. HSQLDB (HyperSQL DataBase) is a SQL relational database software written in Java. It offers a small, fast multithreaded and transactional database engine with in-memory and disk-based tables and supports embedded and server modes.

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    Rohit V.
    RV
    Setup is instantaneous and is lightweight. I like the operation modes of the database and would prefer the file based mode in case you need persistent storage. In case of temporary storage, use 'in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to PostgreSQL, HyperSQL is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at support