Why PostgreSQL Server and not SQL Server or MySQL?

Editor
Aug 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Is there an option to port db to SQL Server or MySql
Coordinator
Aug 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Edited Aug 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM
I am afraid, we do not have any plans to support other database systems.

PostgreSQL vs SQL Server could be a long debate.

The most important reason to choose PostgreSQL over SQL Server was for platform independence. PostgreSQL works on almost every popular operating system. In the other hand, PostgreSQL was not chosen just for the sake of being less platform-dependent. PostgreSQL is well-known for its flexibility, power, and stability that can be compared against any other database management systems, even Oracle, DB2, or SQL Server for that matter.
Editor
Aug 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Thanks for the reply
Coordinator
Aug 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM
You are welcome Praveen.
Editor
Oct 12, 2013 at 3:45 AM
What can be the reason we didnt choose MySql (its more popular, supports more features and open source also). Are you finding any risk because of Oracle take over there?
Coordinator
Oct 12, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Edited Oct 12, 2013 at 4:36 PM
There is no reason to choose MySQL as DB backend for us.

We have no problem with Oracle's possession of MySQL. Even if we had, there is a MySQL alternative called MariaDB. MySQL in no way has more features than PostgreSQL server. MySQL does not even come to 10% close to what we are expecting from our DBMS.

PostgreSQL should not be underestimated. PostgreSQL Server, OTOH, has some great exciting features which even SQL Server and/or Oracle does not have. Comparing database management system would be a very long debate.
Apr 3, 2014 at 3:38 AM
Dear binodnp,

can i use ms-sql as backend??

Amit Mittal
Coordinator
Apr 8, 2014 at 6:33 PM
Sorry, we support PostgreSQL Server 9.3 and above at this time.