The PostgreSQL database management system, also known to many as Postgres, has many decades of development behind it. It originally started as a project at Berkeley University in California. Today, the open source database continues to defy solutions from commercial competitors, since the development team is constantly working on its functionality and performance. But what exactly is PostgreSQL?...
PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system with over 15 years of active development and a reputation for reliability. This database management system supports the SQL92 and SQL99 standards and provides a number of own extensions. PostgreSQL is fully ACID-compliant and it includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP.
Furthermore, this database management system provides interfaces to ODBC and JDBC as well as programming interfaces to a variety of development languages.
PostgreSQL runs stored procedures in more than a dozen programming languages, including Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, C/C++, and its own PL/pgSQL, which is similar to Oracle's PL/SQL. Included with its standard function library are hundreds of built-in functions that range from basic math and string operations to cryptography and Oracle compatibility.
Learn how to install PostgreSQL on Windows Server 2016.
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Download the Installer
Connect to the Cloud Server with Remote Desktop. Open a browser window and go to the PostgreSQL Windows Installers page. Click Download the installer to download the installer to the server.
Select the port number you want PostgreSQL to listen on. By default, this will be port 5432. Note: If you wish to access PostgreSQL from the web, you will need to add a firewall policy to allow access to this port.
Click Next to continue.
You can now access PostgreSQL by going to Start > PosgreSQL 10 > pgAdmin or Start > PosgreSQL 10 > SQL Shell (psql).