January 19, 2005 11:05 AM PST
PostgreSQL database opens up to Windows
The PostgreSQL Global Development group said Wednesday that
The latest edition of the database, which has its roots in the academic world of the early 1980s, can now run on Windows natively. Previously, it ran on Windows but needed emulation software, which usually slows down performance.
Other features include tools to automatically recover a lost transaction and enhancements for using PostgreSQL for handling large data files and a high volume of data. These high-end features are designed to make the open-source database more attractive to corporate customers looking for alternatives to "closed-source" databases from commercial providers.
Earlier this month, embedded database provider Pervasive Software said that it intends to offer support and training services for PostgreSQL. Fujitsu and Red Hat also offer similar support services for the database, which can be attained for free and used with an open-source license.