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PostgreSQL Wire Protocol

The PostgreSQL wire protocol is a binary protocol used to facilitate communication between a PostgreSQL client and server.  

The benefit of using the PostgreSQL wire protocol in CrateDB lies in its seamless compatibility with various SQL tools. By adopting this protocol, CrateDB becomes easily onboardable and works with most SQL tools, such as JDBC, ODBC, and REST interfaces. This ensures that users can effortlessly integrate their existing tools and applications, streamlining the adoption of CrateDB within their workflows. 

See the sample list of third-party integrations >

Product documentation

PostgreSQL wire protocol

Additional resources


Migrating from PostgreSQL or Timescale to CrateDB

This article describes how to migrate tables from PostgreSQL (using the TimescaleDB extension) to CrateDB.


Overview of CrateDB integration tutorials

We’ve created many integration-focused tutorials to help you use CrateDB with other awesome tools and libraries.

Interested in learning more?