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PostgreSQL Core Distribution

The core of the PostgreSQL object-relational database management system is available in several source and binary formats. The full package includes:

  • The core server with full documentation (html, man)
  • Several command line tools (e.g. psql, pg_dump, pg_restore)
  • C library (libpq) and embedded C processor (ecpg)
  • Several server-side procedural languages (e.g. plpgsql, pltcl, plperl)
  • Several popular add-on packages (e.g. metaphone, tsearch2, pgcrypto)

You can download the software from an FTP mirror using our FTP Browser or via BitTorrent. If you prefer, you can browse the FTP mirrors directly.

Other Software

There is much software available that is not bundled with PostgreSQL. The following list is by no means exhaustive, but offers a highlight of some of the more popular community developed packages. It should be noted that there are also many commercial packages available for PostgreSQL.

Graphical Clients

Application Programming Interfaces

  • DBD::Pg - Perl Driver
  • JDBC - JDBC Driver
  • libpqxx - C++ API
  • Npgsql - .Net Data Provider
  • ODBC - ODBC Driver
  • PgOleDb - OLE-DB Driver
  • pgtclng - Next generation interface for TCL
  • Pgtcl - Tcl binding library
  • Pgin - A Tcl interface to PostgreSQL written in Tcl
  • PyGreSQL - Python interface for PostgreSQL

Server-side Procedural Languages

  • plPHP - PHP-based procedural language
  • plJava - Java-based procedural language
  • plR - Procedural language based on the R statistical language
  • pl-j - Java procedural language for PostgreSQL

Additional Functionality

  • OpenFTS (Open Source Full Text Search Engine) - An advanced PostgreSQL-based search engine that provides online indexing of data and relevance ranking for database searching. Close integration with database allows use of metadata to restrict search results.
  • Slony1 - Master to multiple slave replication system with cascading and failover.
  • PostGIS - Adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database.

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