Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PostgreSQL?


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Ahmed-Ramy - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at TMentors
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Top 5
Mar 2, 2022

The solution is open-source. While you have to pay for it, for Postgre, you have to pay for consultancy and implementation. There is professional support, however, I'm not aware of the pricing for it right now. IBM maybe provides that kind of support.

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Hardik  Parashar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Data Engineer at Digit Insurance
Real User
Top 10
Feb 6, 2022

The solution is open-source. We don't need to have a license in order to use it.

Ashif  Shaikh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Database Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Feb 2, 2022

Postgre is open source. It is almost completely free. The community version of Postgre is basically free.

System/Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 4, 2021

It is free. In terms of operating costs, it basically needs the same platform on which Oracle runs.

Projects Manager at Emery Investments
Real User
Top 10
Dec 2, 2021

The licensing is fine. It is not a paid database license.

Head Channel and Capacity at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 2, 2021

We are using the free version of PostgreSQL.

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Senior DBA & IT Consultant at MA Consulting
Real User
Top 5
Oct 12, 2021

It could be much cheaper. If you would like to build an application on Amazon today, PostgreSQL is the standard database with Redshift. If you want other databases, you can add them, but PostgreSQL is the basis of everything. It's a question of money, that's it.

IT Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Aug 26, 2021

It is open source. There is no licensing.

Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Jul 9, 2021

The product is free. You don't have to pay a license fee.

Dimitris Iracleous - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Technical Instructor at codehub
Real User
Top 5
Jun 15, 2021

The need for our customers to pay for licences is contingent on their projects and budgets. It varies.

hugodpereira - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 19, 2021

The solution doesn't cost anything to use. It's open-source.

Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Apr 10, 2021

The solution requires a license.

Ariful Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at FH
Real User
Mar 3, 2021

It is open-source. If you use it on-premise, it is free. It also has enterprise or commercial versions. If you go for the cloud version, there will be a cost, but it is lower than Oracle or Microsoft.

Faustine Chisasa - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Feb 4, 2021

PostgreSQL is open-source, so if capable admins are available then the setup cost can be $0. We use internal resources, so it was completely free for us.

Karel Van Der Walt - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Architect at ACPAS Loan Management Software
Real User
Top 5
Jan 23, 2021

It is free, but if you need support, you can go for the commercial version called EnterpriseDB. They provide paid support, and they can even do hosting for you if you want standby and support.

Kaan Çelik - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 27, 2020

The pricing is reasonable. Of course, our economy has been hurt a little due to COVID-19. The pandemic has affected a lot of us. It's been hard for the companies that sell services with a database cost. You really have to choose the lowest-priced options right now. Postgres offers a fair price on the market, currently. That said, it could be less expensive, especially right now. We definitely plan to continue to use the solution in the future. It's been quite good for us. That said, I'm not in the financial department and I don't know the exact cost of the solution.

Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 26, 2020

I'm not sure what the licensing costs for the solution are.

Senior Database Administrator Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Nov 25, 2020

It is free. There is no license on it.

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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
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Dec 12, 2021
PostgreSQL was designed in a way that provides you with not only a high degree of flexibility but also offers you a cheap and easy-to-use solution. It gives you the ability to redesign and audit your database with great ease. This allows you to have the kind of database that you need on a case-by-case basis. Instead of being locked into an inflexible database format, you are in control and dictate exactly what format the database will take at any given time. You can easily manipulate it, which means that you will be able to use PostgreSQL in the way that will help your organization the most. PostgreSQL is also pretty easy to use. Its designers made it so that you don’t have to have an extensive technical education to use it. It is pretty intuitive and has excellent documentation to answer any employee questions. Furthermore, PostgreSQL also offers you a cheap solution whose hosting and maintenance can be handled totally in-house. PostgreSQL’s open-source nature makes it extremely cheap to implement. Resources that might have been spent on setting it up can now be saved and redirected to areas of greater need. Furthermore, the program has two different download options. It can either be downloaded and used on-site or it can be downloaded to the cloud. Both of these allow you to be totally independent. You can host it from your headquarters or access it from anywhere you choose. Firebird SQL offers you the ability to scan your database code and search it for many types of issues. It can also compile reports based on any of the problems that it may find. However, it lacks the flexibility that PostgreSQL offers. It cannot be customized in the same way, which leaves you with fewer options. Conclusion While Firebird SQL is a fairly competent product, we found PostgreSQL to be superior. PostgreSQL’s greater flexibility and dual download options make it the more robust solution.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 16, 2022
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Diego Rosales - PeerSpot reviewer
Implementation Engineer at aldaris spa
Nov 6, 2020
I am using it to gain knowledge of the product, as I am an implementation engineer. Some clients are public organizations, migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL.
Senior Database Administrator Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 25, 2020
One use case is that we installed it and built it for a customer so that he has access to the database, and he can create whatever he would like to create on it. We have deployed it on-premises and in the cloud.
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