Oct 16, 2011

History Behind PostgreSQL

Database plays an important role in data storage. You can say that without database nothing will be work in website, because it is a store where websites store their data and serve it in front of users as per their demand. Database is one the great achievement in web application development and design.  PostgreSQL or simply called Postgres it is an object-relational database management system available for many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X.

PostgreSQL evolved from the Ingres assignment at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1982, Michael Stonebraker who was the project leader of that assignment left University to make a proprietary version of Ingres. In 1985, Michael Stonebraker returned to University and continued the post-Ingres project to tackle the harms with modern database systems. The new project called as Postgres, expected to add the smallest features needed to completely support types. In 1996, the project was renamed to Postgres to imitate its support for Structured Query Language (SQL). In January 1997, the first Postgres release formed version 6.0. Since then, Postgres has been maintained by a database developers group. The project continues to make some major releases with small amount of bugfix.

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