PostgreSQL is widely considered to be the world’s most advanced open source database. PostgreSQL was established at the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and has been actively developed for more than 25 years.
PostgreSQL’s proven, enterprise-class architecture boasts sophisticated features such as Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point in time recovery, tablespaces, asynchronous replication, nested transactions (savepoints), online/hot backups, a sophisticated query planner/optimizer, and write ahead logging for fault tolerance.
Leading organizations, including BASF Agricultural Products, Proximity, Shannon Medical Center, the Spiros Louis Stadium, Travelpost, and Valhalla Data Systems, use PostgreSQL. Now we’ll introduce use case of Shannon Medical Center.
Shannon Medical Center has been caring for West Texans for more than 80 years and is proud to be the largest locally-based health care provider for the Concho Valley and surrounding region. For more than 80 years, it has served this area, growing with the community and serving its health care needs. The facility is licensed for 400 beds and provides a variety of clinical services to meet each patient’s needs.
Shannon Medical Center performs data analysis for financial, operational, and clinical care systems of hospitals and health care institutions.
In their industry, the company must rely on robust technology to handle sensitive and important data across many different aspects of a hospital’s information infrastructure. In their solutions, they strive for ease of implementation as well as low cost of deployment.
Looking For Flexibility at the Right Price
In a recent implementation, the team at Shannon Medical Center was tasked with making use of an already implemented Decision Support System that contained important hospital data.
Instead of working with the inflexible technology already in place, the implementation team chose to rebuild the key system from scratch using PostgreSQL as the database. “With PostgreSQL, I was able to create a system with maximum flexibility and control and minimal cost,” says Andrew Gould, the principal architect in charge of Shannon Medical Center team. “I am now able to provide Senior Management with information that they’ve never had.”
PostgreSQL Solves the Data Dilemma
Thanks to the open standards used by PostgreSQL, and the ease of use in a complex IT infrastructure, Shannon Medical Center succeeded in deploying the technology with little difficulty and with great benefit for their client. The analysts were now able to work with data in new and exciting ways to improve the hospital’s bottom line.
[Reference] Postgresql.org (https://www.postgresql.org/)
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