psycopg2 VS yugabyte-db

Compare psycopg2 vs yugabyte-db and see what are their differences.


PostgreSQL database adapter for the Python programming language (by psycopg)
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psycopg2 yugabyte-db
14 58
2,803 7,262
2.2% 4.4%
5.4 10.0
21 days ago 6 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 yugabyte-db. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-19.
  • Distributed SQL
    3 projects | | 19 Nov 2022
  • pgcat: a PostgreSQL pooler
    6 projects | | 14 Nov 2022
    I created a pool called "yugabyte" (pools.yugabyte), with pool mode 'session', so that a session remains connected to a backend. I created a pool of servers in pools.yugabyte.shards.0 (yugabyte shards pool 0), with all three of the YSQL nodes in the YugabyteDB cluster, and gave one the role of "primary" and the two others the role of "replica". For YugabyteDB YSQL this does not make sense. Currently, pgcat allows to have the roles to be all "replica", but not have more than one "primary".
  • Automating Java Application Deployment Across Multiple Cloud Regions
    2 projects | | 2 Sep 2022
    As an example, this is how I start a VM in the US West and connect it to my YugabyteDB cluster in the US East:
  • How to Build a Multi-Zone Java App in One Day
    3 projects | | 18 Aug 2022
    YugabyteDB might still be a dark horse for many. That’s the database I’m nerding on these days. It’s a distributed SQL database built on PostgreSQL. Basically, it’s a distributed PostgreSQL that can work across geographies. Exactly what I need for my geo-distributed app.
  • Moving a Python Application to a Distributed Database in Three Easy Steps.
    4 projects | | 14 Jul 2022
    YugabyteDB is an ideal choice here as it is an open-source, PostgreSQL compatible distributed SQL database. (If you want to know more about how and why to use YugabyteDB, you can check out this amazing playlist on YouTube).
  • Optimizing Nested Loop joins on YugabyteDB with jOOQ
    2 projects | | 4 Jul 2022
    Result result = ctx .select() .from(p) .join(d).on(p.PRODUCT_ID.eq(d.PRODUCT_ID)) .where( // workaround: add a subquery returning a list of PRODUCT_ID: .and( ( .where( .fetch(p.PRODUCT_ID) ) ) // this workaround will not be needed when is solved .fetch();
  • The Largest River: Part 1 - First Steps to Building a Globally-Distributed Application
    3 projects | | 29 Jun 2022
    A React frontend sends traffic through an Nginx reverse proxy, to VMs running in multiple regions. Running VMs in multiple regions (once properly load-balanced) will result in shorter round trips, as well as enabling us to reroute traffic in the event of a region outage. These VMs are all running the same containerized Node.js process, which creates a connection to a YugabyteDB database. YugabyteDB is a Postgres-compliant, highly-available, distributed database. If you’d like to spin up an always-free single-node cluster for yourself, you can do so here.
  • Nested Loop performance in YugabyteDB
    2 projects | | 12 Jun 2022
    The optimization for this situation is still work in progress for YugabyteDB, I'm writing this for version 2.13, and is tracked by [YSQL] Improve the performance of NestedLoop joins with Index Scans using batched execution #4903
  • Let's build a distributed Postgres proof of concept
    10 projects | | 17 May 2022
  • Ask HN: Free and open source distributed database written in C++ or C
    12 projects | | 16 May 2022 - Postgres fronted distributed OLTP database

    I work there (300+ ppl). It's primarily open source. It makes money through support contracts and cloud hosting, but all core development is done in the open.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing psycopg2 and yugabyte-db 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

PostgreSQL - 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

citus - Distributed PostgreSQL as an extension

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

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

cockroach - CockroachDB - the open source, cloud-native distributed SQL database.

clickhouse-driver - ClickHouse Python Driver with native interface support

pgaudit - PostgreSQL Audit Extension

realtime - Listen to your to PostgreSQL database in realtime via websockets. Built with Elixir.