It is highly scalable both in the sheer amount of data it can handle and the number of concurrent users it can accommodate and for the possibility with hot standby to create replicas of the data in different geographical location. There are active PostgreSQL systems in production environments that manage more than 4 terabytes of data.
Are you sick of footing unbelievably large bills for Oracle licensing and looking for viable alternatives? You're definitely not alone! There is good news. Migrating from an Oracle database to PostgreSQL gives organizations benefits that range from lowered costs to a better technical architecture. SourceX speeds the process while reducing risk.
The most obvious benefit of migrating to PostgreSQL is cost. Oracle’s list pricing is based on a per-core model with additional costs for features like partitioning and high availability. For example, the three-year total cost of ownership of an existing 32 core environment with partitioning for scalability and Active Data Guard for high availability can be near $1,000,000. A possibly more compelling long-term benefit of PostgreSQL is the ability to create technical solutions based on need not licensing. It is all too common for people to deploy things sub-optimally to save money on licenses instead of the right technical solution.PostgreSQL needs no license fee. The capital cost is zero, so business projects can start easily as prototypes and develop quickly into successful projects. For these reasons, projects can deliver business benefits quicker, experience shorter and shallower cash flow curves and move into profit more quickly. Licenses for production use cost nothing, licenses for developers cost nothing and licenses for partner companies cost nothing. There is zero risk of retrospective license fees and zero risks that a vendor will perform a costly license audit.