psycopg2 VS yugabyte-db

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

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psycopg2 yugabyte-db
19 87
3,205 8,471
1.6% 1.1%
7.2 10.0
17 days ago 1 day 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 2023-01-03.


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 2024-01-02.
  • Best Practice: use the same datatypes for comparisons, like joins and foreign keys
    1 project | | 1 Feb 2024
    It is possible to apply Batched Nested Loop but with additional code that checks the range of the outer bigint and compare it only if it matches the range of integer. This has been added in YugabyteDB 2.21 with #20715 YSQL: Allow BNL on joins over different integer types to help migrations from PostgreSQL with such datatype inconsistencies.
  • Jonathan Katz: Thoughts on PostgreSQL in 2024
    3 projects | | 2 Jan 2024
    It can be done like has.
  • Is co-partition or interleave necessary in Distributed SQL?
    1 project | | 6 Nov 2023
    Therefore, interleaving or co-partitioning is probably not necessary, and would reduce agility and scalability more than improving the performance. Unless you have a good reason for it that you can share on Issue #79. But, first, test and tune the queries to see if you need something else.
  • PostGIS on YugabyteDB Alma8 (workarounds)
    2 projects | | 3 Oct 2023
    This is a workaround, not supported. I've opened the following issue to get it solve in the YugabyteDB deployment:
  • Bitmap Scan in YugabyteDB
    1 project | | 21 Sep 2023
    Note that there may still be a need for bitmaps, especially with disjunctions (OR) as the following is about conjunction (AND), and it can still be implemented, differently than PostgreSQL. This is tracked by #4634.
  • Yugabyte – distributed PostgreSQL, 100% open source
    1 project | | 6 Sep 2023
  • PL/Python on YugabyteDB
    2 projects | | 30 Aug 2023
    FROM almalinux:8 as build RUN dnf -y update &&\ dnf groupinstall -y 'Development Tools' # get YugabyteDB sources ARG YB_TAG=2.18 RUN git clone --branch ${YB_TAG} WORKDIR yugabyte-db # install dependencies and compilation tools RUN dnf install -y RUN dnf -y install epel-release libatomic rsync python3-devel cmake3 java-1.8.0-openjdk maven npm golang gcc-toolset-12 gcc-toolset-12-libatomic-devel patchelf glibc-langpack-en ccache vim wget python3.11-devel python3.11-pip clang ncurses-devel readline-devel libsqlite3x-devel RUN mkdir /opt/yb-build RUN chown "$USER" /opt/yb-build # Install Python 3 RUN alternatives --remove-all python3 RUN alternatives --remove-all python RUN alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python3.11 3 RUN alternatives --install /usr/bin/python3 python3 /usr/bin/python3.11 3 # add #include "pg_yb_utils.h" to src/postgres/src/pl/plpython/plpy_procedure.c RUN sed -e '/#include "postgres.h"/a#include "pg_yb_utils.h"' -i src/postgres/src/pl/plpython/plpy_procedure.c # if using python > 3.9 remove #include and #include from src/postgres/src/pl/plpython/plpython.h RUN sed -e '/#include /d' -e '/#include /d' -i src/postgres/src/pl/plpython/plpython.h # add '--with-python', to python/yugabyte/ under the configure_postgres method RUN sed -e "/'\.\/configure',/a\ '--with-python'," -i python/yugabyte/ # Build and package the release RUN YB_CCACHE_DIR="$HOME/.cache/yb_ccache" ./ -j$(nproc) --clean-all --build-yugabyted-ui --no-linuxbrew --clang15 -f release RUN chmod +x bin/ bin/ bin/ RUN YB_USE_LINUXBREW=0 ./yb_release --force WORKDIR / RUN mv /yugabyte-db/build/yugabyte*.tar.gz /yugabyte.tgz
  • YugabyteDB official Dockerfile
    1 project | | 11 Aug 2023
    You have seen me using the official YugabyteDB Docker image extensively. This image is suitable for various purposes, including labs, development, testing, and even production. In the past, we used to create it internally due to its seamless integration with our build process. However, some companies prefer to construct the image on their own, which is indeed a commendable practice. After all, it's not advisable to run random images with root privileges on your servers. As a result, we have made a significant alteration by introducing a refined Dockerfile to our Github repository.
  • FlameGraphs on Steroids with
    1 project | | 28 Jul 2023
    Of course, I can guess from the function names, but YugabyteDB is Open Source and I can search for them. What happens here is that I didn't declare a Primary Key for my table and then an internal one (ybctid) is generated, because secondary indexes need a key to address the table row. This ID generation calls /dev/urandom. I made this simple example to show that low-level traces can give a clue about high level data model problems.
  • Understand what you run before publishing your (silly) benchmark results
    1 project | | 19 Jul 2023
    To show that it is not difficut to understand what you run, when in a PostgreSQL-compatible database, I'll look at the HammerDB benchmark connected to YugabyteDB. HammerDB has no specific code for it but YugabyteDB is PostgreSQL-compatible (it uses PostgreSQL code on top of distributed storage and transaction).

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.

citus - Distributed PostgreSQL as an extension

queries - PostgreSQL database access simplified

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

SQLAlchemy - The Database Toolkit for Python

neon - Neon: Serverless Postgres. We separated storage and compute to offer autoscaling, branching, and bottomless storage.

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

realtime - Broadcast, Presence, and Postgres Changes via WebSockets

txpostgres - Twisted wrapper for asynchronous PostgreSQL connections

Apache AGE - Graph database optimized for fast analysis and real-time data processing. It is provided as an extension to PostgreSQL. [Moved to:]

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

postgres-ha - Postgres + Stolon for HA clusters as Fly apps.