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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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Products, Websites and Services that use PostgreSQL


MySQL, the open source database which has been acquired by Oracle seems to be losing favor to PostgreSQL.

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows.

Its limits are pretty impressive -

LimitValue
Maximum Database SizeUnlimited
Maximum Table Size32 TB
Maximum Row Size1.6 TB
Maximum Field Size1 GB
Maximum Rows per TableUnlimited
Maximum Columns per Table250 - 1600 depending on column types
Maximum Indexes per TableUnlimited

PostgreSQL is used as the primary database by the following:
  1. Instagram
  2. Disqus
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Skype
  5. IMDB 
  6. Reddit
  7. OpenStreetMap, a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world
  8. Sony Online multiplayer online games
  9. US State Department
  10. MusicBrainz, open online music encyclopedia.
  11. Apple
  12. Sun xVM, Sun's virtualization and datacenter automation suite - Sun bought MySQL and sold it to Oracle.

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