When can Postgres be used for a Platform database?

Are there any plans to support Postgres as an Outsystems Platform database? If so, when?
No idea if/when Outsystems will officially support it, but I think you should be able to create your own DB connectors through the new API.  If you can't find (or don't have time for) it are you able to at least temporarily create something like a REST API for Outsystems to talk with a Postgres DB?
As far as I know there are currently no plans to support PostgreSQL as the platform database. But maybe if enough customers ask for it, this will be considered :) Please make an Idea for this.

In any case, in what regards connecting to an existing PostgreSQL database, it's already possible to do it using the connector I created ( https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/14992/the-postgresql-database-connector-by-ardoric/ ), so no need to create a new connector with the API.
well, mysql is not in the top 5, yet Postgres and maria are :P


https://www.serverwatch.com/server-trends/Top-10-Enterprise-Database-Systems-in-2015.html

J. wrote:
well, mysql is not in the top 5, yet Postgres and maria are :P


https://www.serverwatch.com/server-trends/Top-10-Enterprise-Database-Systems-in-2015.html
 
 
 Even Entity Framework 7 will have PostgreSql support

Ricardo Silva wrote:

As far as I know there are currently no plans to support PostgreSQL as the platform database. But maybe if enough customers ask for it, this will be considered :) Please make an Idea for this.

In any case, in what regards connecting to an existing PostgreSQL database, it's already possible to do it using the connector I created ( https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/14992/the-postgresql-database-connector-by-ardoric/ ), so no need to create a new connector with the API.

I need to use PostGres for all our applications and found your connector. I tried to follow the instructions to install the connector you wrote for PostGres but they don't match up.  I don't have a folder named "Platform Server" in my OutSystems directory.  Also, I don't know how to run a configuration tool to install service center.  Service Center is accessed on the web.  Does this connector work with the new version of OutSystems?  My current version is 11.5.40, build 926.


Hi Kyle,


You listed the version number of Service Studio, which you have installed on your computer. 

But the PostGres connector is installed on the server-side of the OutSystems platform and therefore is not accessible to customers on the OutSystems Cloud.

If you are on the OutSystems Cloud, you might consider an alternative like setting up an SQL Server (for instance) to act as a middleman between the OutSystems Cloud and your Postgres databases. 

You can find the list of databases for which OutSystems has a built-in connector in https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/11/Setting_Up_OutSystems/OutSystems_system_requirements#Integration_with_external_systems.

Best,


Joao