On December 1, in a series of events re:Invent 2020, Amazon Web Services announced that it will make open-source for “Babelfish for PostgreSQL” open source in Q1 2021 under Apache License 2.0. In his introductory speech on Babelfish to PostgreSQL, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, also bluntly stated AWS’s intentions: “Stop paying unnecessary license fees to SQL server”.

Babelfish for PostgreSQL is a service that allows the PostgreSQL database (database) to request and communicate without recording or modifying SQL schema.

For those working with databases, this was a major turning point and a clear move by Amazon to help move away from SQL Server. The migration to PostgreSQL will be easier than ever. This is also a blow of Amazon Web Service aimed at rival Microsoft in an effort to promote the migration of databases away from Microsoft.

In the past, many attempts have been made to promote database migration, but most have come to a dead end. There is not really a lever large enough to drive database migration because of the high level of risk, and the migration cannot be committed to performance, performance, or savings. expenses for businesses.

Why PostgreSQL?

So what makes Babelfish for PostgreSQL different?

The first thing to mention is that PostgreSQL is more flexible than relational databases in managing geographic data and is becoming quite popular.

Second, PostgresSQL is currently ranked 4th in the DB-Engines ranking as of December 1, 2020. PostgresSQL has a fairly fast growth rate in terms of users. Therefore, the need to use PostgreSQL as a transactional database is completely feasible.

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Babelfish for PostgreSQL – The big turning point of the database | VTI CLOUD

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