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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
/'post-gres-kyu-el/ An enhancement of the
POSTGRES database system.
PostgreSQL is an advanced relational database management
system with some object oriented approaches. PostgreSQL is
developed and distributed as free software, and while
retaining its freedom it remains technically and featurewise a
worthy competitor to even the most advanced commercial
It was also one of the first databases to offer MVCC as
opposed to row-level locking or table locking, thereby
greatly improving multi-user performance.
PostgreSQL implements an extended subset of ANSI SQL and
runs on many platforms. It also has interfaces to many
different programming languages and database protocols,
like ODBC and JDBC.
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