Azures collection of open source data tools includes the popular PostgreSQL database. Postgres began its life in the mid-1980s as a follow-up to the University of California at Berkeley’s Ingres system. Now developed by an international consortium, it’s grown a lot over the decades, moving from its own query language to one based on SQL. That change led to its renaming as PostgreSQL in 1996. It has maintained a large academic following, with a lot of support in the machine learning community, as well as powering many popular consumer-facing services.
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