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How do you pronounce "PostgreSQL"?

aunyks profile image Gerald Nash ⚡️ ・1 min read

I've heard POAST-GREH-SEE-QUEL, POST-GER-ESS-CUE-ELL, and so many others. How do you pronounce it?

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Vincent Grovestine

post-grehs-Q-L or just post-grehs for short.

Individuals who dare pronounce it "post-gruh-sequel" (or anything else that includes the phrase "sequel") shall be dragged into the street and flogged with a wet noodle!

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Kasey Speakman

What about that sequel to that movie? :)

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Vincent Grovestine

Yeah, yeah... :P

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nihar

PostgreSQL (pronounced "post-gress-Q-L") is an open source relational database management system ( DBMS ) developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. PostgreSQL is not controlled by any corporation or other private entity and the source code is available free of charge.
Learn PostgreSQL here: hackr.io/tutorials/learn-postgres

According to The world's most advanced open source database, the consensus is that you pronounce it post:gres:Q:L.

A phonetic respelling could be 'pohst:grehs:kew:el':

say 'post' as you would the word 'post' in English;
in 'gres' the 'e' sounds like it does in 'best';
QL is pronounced like the letters of the alphabet.

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Mark Bussell Jr

I believe our IT department pronounces it "Not an option". :)

Seriously though, I always wondered. One of the drawbacks of getting the bulk of your programming knowledge from reading is it's often hard to tell just how to pronounce many of the products and terms when actually speaking to another person (as opposed to just typing in a chat/slack/etc.).

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fernandoike

The PostgreSQL FAQ say the pronounce is post-GRES-que-ell. There is a link to audio. postgresql.org/files/postgresql.mp3

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vinney cavallo

this is the answer.

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Palle

PostgreSquirrel 🙃

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letsfindcourse

PostgreSQL, also known as Postgres, is a free and open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that insists on compliance with extensibility and technical standards.

It is designed to handle a series of workloads, along with many machines, in which there are several concurrent users with data warehouse or web services.

Learn Postgresql here : letsfindcourse.com/tutorials/postg...

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Ben Halpern

I say POST-GER-ESS-CUE-ELL, but most of the time, it's just "Postges", no QL.

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Jess Lee (she/her)

I just say Postgres.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

I say Postgres, as in:

POAST-GREH-SEE

or more easily read as:

Post-grace

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Kasey Speakman

I say Postgres. I also do searches without the QL. AFAIK, the non-SQL version of Postgres fell out of use a while ago. And that is two extra syllables/letters I don't have to waste energy on.

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Musale Martin

I say Post-gre-quel

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Ambrose Little

Postgreskel. :D I usually don't pronounce it at all, though, so don't ask me.

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Bruno Oliveira

I just say POSTGREE. Here in Brazil we understand ourselves with just POSTGREE. Sometimes POSGRES.

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