PostgreSQL is currently the most advanced open-source database available in the world. It was started in 1986 to overcome the problems of the contemporary database system. It was created by a computer science professor named Michael Stonebraker at UCB and was originally called Postgres, as it was started as a follow-up project and a post-Ingres project.
|1977-1985||Project INGRES was developed.||● Proof-of-concept for relational databases.
● Established the company Ingres in 1980.
|1986-1994||POSTGRES||● Bought by Computer Associates in 1994.
● Development of the concepts in INGRES with a focus on object orientation and the query language Quel.
● The codebase of INGRES was not used as a basis for POSTGRES.
● Commercialized as Illustra (bought by Informix, bought by IBM).
|1994-1995||Postgres95||● Support for SQL was added in 1994.
● Released as Postgres95 in 1995.
|1996||PostgreSQL||● Re-released as PostgreSQL 6.0 in 1996.
● Establishment of the PostgreSQL Global Development Team.