About Pivotal Postgres

Pivotal Postgres is 100% open source software based on the PostgreSQL source code published at: http://www.postgresql.org and other PostgreSQL software required for clustered deployments.

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that has more than 15 years of active development. It offers a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. PostgreSQL is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. PostgreSQL has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

Major features of PostgreSQL include:

  • Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC)
  • Point in time recovery
  • Tablespaces
  • Asynchronous replication
  • Nested transactions (savepoints)
  • Online/hot backups
  • A sophisticated query planner/optimizer
  • Write ahead logging for fault tolerance
  • International character sets
  • Multibyte character encodings
  • Unicode
  • Locale-aware support for sorting case-sensitivity, and formatting

Pivotal Postgres packages a collection of 100% open source software to help you deploy and manage one or more clusters of the PostgreSQL database. It includes the following components:

All components included in the Pivotal Postgres software distribution are intended for Enterprise deployments, and are supported by Pivotal Support. See the Support Lifecycle Policy and the Pivotal Product Support Lifecycle Matrix for details about the duration of support for Pivotal Postgres.