15 Aug '12, 5pm

PostgreSQL is our new default. Read about how we did it here:

PostgreSQL’s popularity is growing, and rightfully so: it’s reliable, performant, and competes well with traditional (and expensive) enterprise databases like Oracle and SQL Server. PostgreSQL is completely community driven and has a rich ecosystem of tools and documentation. A few months ago, we released full support for Postgres 9.1 in the Engine Yard database stack. Today we are happy to announce that we are making PostgreSQL the default database for all new Engine Yard Cloud applications. Why do you want to use PostgreSQL? Enumerating all the features that make PostgreSQL a fantastic database would make for a tremendously long blogpost. Instead we’ll tell you a few of the reasons why we use it extensively in our internal applications, and why we recommend you do the same. Full-text search support With PostgreSQL there is no need to deploy a standalone full-text search ...

Full article: http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2012/postgresql-is-our-new...

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