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Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

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Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

We understand that EDB PostGres follows community Postgres release schedule, but need to know from a stability standpoint - how much does EDB fork community PostGres code to be compatiable with Oracle features/syntax ?

 

Underlying PostGres database has been there for decades, but the amount forking done by EDB makes one wonder if the stability(as Community PostGres) is maintained. 

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EDB Team Member

Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

We support quite a large amount of additional syntax both for compatibility with Oracle syntax and also in order to provide additional features not present in PostgreSQL, such as resource groups.  Because our list of features is extensive, the changes required to provide those features are also extensive. However, we try very hard not to damage the stability of existing PostgreSQL code.  Obviously, nothing is perfect, but most of the EPAS-specific bug reports we get are bugs in the features we've added rather than bugs in the original PostgreSQL code, which seems to imply that we've been pretty successful keeping the code we inherit from PostgreSQL stable.

Community Manager

Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

Hi,

 

Sure can!  https://www.enterprisedb.com/products/compare-postgres-databases has the high-level outline.  Please let us know if there are any specific enhancements or alterations you might have in mind while making the consideration.

 

Thanks,

 

Jamie

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EDB Team Member

Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

We support quite a large amount of additional syntax both for compatibility with Oracle syntax and also in order to provide additional features not present in PostgreSQL, such as resource groups.  Because our list of features is extensive, the changes required to provide those features are also extensive. However, we try very hard not to damage the stability of existing PostgreSQL code.  Obviously, nothing is perfect, but most of the EPAS-specific bug reports we get are bugs in the features we've added rather than bugs in the original PostgreSQL code, which seems to imply that we've been pretty successful keeping the code we inherit from PostgreSQL stable.

Anonymous
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Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

Hi,

can you pls redirect me to a link/page that lists offerings from EDB over and above the community edition?

Thanks

Community Manager

Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

Hi,

 

Sure can!  https://www.enterprisedb.com/products/compare-postgres-databases has the high-level outline.  Please let us know if there are any specific enhancements or alterations you might have in mind while making the consideration.

 

Thanks,

 

Jamie

Anonymous
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Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

Thanks Jamie, I have already looked at that. I thought that link shows differences between different editions of EDB. Isnt it?

Or is the non-EPAS (i.e. EDB PostgreSQL) same as the community version?

 

Regards

Community Manager

Re: Community Postgres versus EDB PostGres

Hi,

 

Ah, the misunderstanding makes sense now.  The lefthand column shows the features of and our support subscriptions for PostreSQL, the community version. (As an aside, we do provide PostgreSQL via an installer and RPM's, and we also support distributions made available both from EDB and the most common community sources:  EnterpriseDB installers, ftp.postgresql.org, yum.postgresql.org, apt.postgresql.org, and where it's contained as a bundle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, Amazon Linux, SuSE or Debian from the original vendors.)

 

Thanks,

 

Jamie