psycopg2 VS PostgreSQL

Compare psycopg2 vs PostgreSQL and see what are their differences.


PostgreSQL database adapter for the Python programming language (by psycopg)


Mirror of the official PostgreSQL GIT repository. Note that this is just a *mirror* - we don't work with pull requests on github. To contribute, please see (by postgres)
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psycopg2 PostgreSQL
14 275
2,803 11,383
2.2% 3.1%
5.4 10.0
20 days ago about 16 hours ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of psycopg2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of PostgreSQL. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-24.
  • ShardingSphere-on-Cloud & Pisanix replace Sidecar for a true cloud-native experience
    8 projects | | 24 Nov 2022
    ShardingSphere-Proxy is a transparent database proxy, supporting heterogeneous languages through the implementation of database binary protocol. Currently, MySQL and PostgreSQL protocols are provided. Nevertheless, Proxy adds a gateway between the database and the front-end application layer, which will partially lower the performance.
  • A poor man's API
    9 projects | | 23 Nov 2022
    The main requirement of the solution is to use the PostgreSQL database. It's a well-established Open Source SQL database.
  • How to choose the right API Gateway
    15 projects | | 22 Nov 2022
    Next, review deployment complexity such as DB-less versus database-backed deployments. For example, Kong does require running Cassandra or Postgres. Apigee requires Cassandra, Zookeeper, and Postgres to run, while other solutions like Express Gateway and Tyk only require Redis. Apache APISIX uses etcd as its data store, it stores and manages routing-related and plugin-related configurations in etcd in the Data Plane.
  • pgcat: a PostgreSQL pooler
    6 projects | | 14 Nov 2022
    Please mind that the default setting binds to port 5432 on all network interfaces, which can conflict with a local running PostgreSQL database. The port can be set using port = 6432 (example for using the default pgbouncer port). Also mind that YugabyteDB by default binds to port 5433.
  • Salesforce Functions for Caching Expensive Queries
    3 projects | | 14 Nov 2022
    Heroku Postgres: A fully managed instance of PostgreSQL (a relational database) on Heroku.
  • PostgreSQL 14.5 On OpenBSD 7.2: Install
    2 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
    In OpenBSD 7.2 release, PostgreSQL was upgraded to 14.5. This post shows how to install it on the latest OpenBSD.
  • Designing a Video Streaming Platform 📹
    7 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
    Database - Considering the traffic and scale of the service we can go with a non-relational database(MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, etc..) or a relational database(PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc...) and Redis for in-memory caching.
  • Crypto Data Bot using Python, Binance WebSockets and PostgreSQL DB
    4 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
    This could either be installed locally or via docker This article is an awesome resource on how to get Postgresql and pgadmin4 installed as…
  • Dockerize Nextcloud with Postgre and Redis
    5 projects | | 11 Nov 2022
    We gonna use a PostgreSQL 14 database container in our stack. We also create another container running a Redis instance for cache purposes.
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft Studio tutorial: Creating templates and integration with JasperReports Server
    3 projects | | 10 Nov 2022
    JasperReports Server Community requires a Java application server and a database to create a repository in order to work properly. After downloading JRS, the installation process can install Tomcat server and PostgreSQL database automatically for us and the services will run depending on the Jasper server. It's also possible to connect JRS to services already installed on the server. Moreover, while the free version supports the MySQL server, with the paid version you can also use commercial databases, for example, ORACLE Database, as a data repository.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing psycopg2 and PostgreSQL you can also consider the following projects:

asyncpg - A fast PostgreSQL Database Client Library for Python/asyncio.

queries - PostgreSQL database access simplified

SQLAlchemy - The Database Toolkit for Python

txpostgres - Twisted wrapper for asynchronous PostgreSQL connections

awesome-mysql - A curated list of awesome MySQL software, libraries, tools and resources

ClickHouse - ClickHouse® is a free analytics DBMS for big data

Python PG Extras - Python PostgreSQL database performance insights. Locks, index usage, buffer cache hit ratios, vacuum stats and more.

phpMyAdmin - A web interface for MySQL and MariaDB

Adminer - Database management in a single PHP file

Firebird - FB/Java plugin for Firebird

MariaDB - MariaDB server is a community developed fork of MySQL server. Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry.