Which Companies are Supporting PostgreSQL Development?

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2024-02-13 17:00:04

This blog is one of two analyses of the contribution to PostgreSQL 16, which was released in September 2023. This blog focuses on the companies that support Postgres’ development, another blog builds on Robert Haas’ analysis of the individuals and their contributions to Postgres 16. Both blogs look at critical components of the Postgres open source evolution:

When we dig a little deeper into the list of companies that are involved in the development of PostgreSQL 16, we see that while many companies participate with 1-2 team members, 13 companies invest a significant number of resources into Postgres.

The companies with 1-2 team members contributing to Postgres are very important as they tend to be software companies building on PostgreSQL or integrating PostgreSQL with their products. That makes them user-developers intimately aware of the value and quality they produce.

Understanding who the companies are that have many team members involved in PostgreSQL development is crucial for users of PostgreSQL, especially enterprises and government institutions who leverage PostgreSQL for mission-critical applications. While PostgreSQL is very stable and rarely sees production-impacting problems, it has over 1,000,000 lines of code -- and when things go sideways, it is important to have a partner who is equipped to help. While not every issue requires software fixes, it is important to have expertise in all areas of the code base to be able to help with bugs, performance issues, and ‘how-to’ questions in an effective and efficient way. 

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