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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

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Description: PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that runs on major operating systems, including; Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. This product is fully atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability (ACID)- compliant and has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures. PostgreSQL implements the majority of the Structured Query Language (SQL): 2008 standard, including; INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. This product supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video and has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .NET, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tool Command Language (TCL), and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). PostgreSQL natively supports a number of external authentication mechanisms including password (either MD5 [message-digest algorithm] or plain-text), Kerberos, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)- Active Directory.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.11
Decision Date: 11/03/2023 at 03:22:49 UTC
Aliases: Postgres; object-relational database management system (ORDBMS)
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PostgreSQL Global Development Group
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/03/2023 at 03:22:49 UTC).