PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system with over 15 years of active development and a reputation for reliability. This database management system supports the SQL92 and SQL99 standards and provides a number of own extensions. PostgreSQL is fully ACID-compliant and it includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP.
Furthermore, this database management system provides interfaces to ODBC and JDBC as well as programming interfaces to a variety of development languages.
PostgreSQL runs stored procedures in more than a dozen programming languages, including Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, C/C++, and its own PL/pgSQL, which is similar to Oracle\’s PL/SQL. Included with its standard function library are hundreds of built-in functions that range from basic math and string operations to cryptography and Oracle compatibility.
Learn how to install PostgreSQL on Windows Server 2016.
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Connect to the Cloud Server with Remote Desktop. Open a browser window and go to thePostgreSQL Windows Installers page. ClickDownload the installerto download the installer to the server.
Select the most recent version of PostgreSQL and the operating system (Windows x86-64) then clickDOWNLOAD NOW.
Open thepostgresql-[version]-windows-x64.exefile, which you downloaded in the previous step.
This will launch the PostgreSQL installation wizard. ClickNextto begin the installation process.
Specify the directory where you want to install PostgreSQL, then clickNextto continue.
Select the components you wish to install. By default, all components will be installed. ClickNextto continue.
Select the directory where you want PostgreSQL to store its data, then clickNextto continue.
Enter the password you want to set for the database administrative user (postgres). ClickNextto continue.
Select the port number you want PostgreSQL to listen on. By default, this will be port 5432. Note: If you wish to access PostgreSQL from the web, you will need to add afirewall policyto allow access to this port.
Select the default locale (time zone) for the PostgreSQL database cluster. ClickNextto continue.
Confirm the settings you want to use. If you wish to change any of the settings, clickBackuntil you reach the relevant step. After you have verified that the settings are correct, clickNextto continue.
ClickFinishto complete the installation.
You can now access PostgreSQL by going toStart > PosgreSQL 10 > pgAdminorStart > PosgreSQL 10 > SQL Shell (psql).
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