What is PostgreSQL?
PostgreSQL (often simply “Postgres”) is one of the most popular relational databases and has been developed as an open source project for over 30 years.
How do we use PostgreSQL?
In addition to MariaDB (MySQL), we primarily use PostgreSQL for traditional purposes. We rely on PostgreSQL especially for the development of backend services & API’s with Elixir and Phoenix.
PostgreSQL is not just relational, it is object-relational. This means that PostgreSQL has the edge over MariaDB / MySQL (or comparable projects) in various applications. Even in projects in which the full range of PostgreSQL features are not used, the decision to use PostgreSQL usually offers better potential for later further development.