Dear NodeBB Team,
May I humbly request to have Postgresql supported?
I understand that I am asking a lot, I mean, when you commit a feature, you have to support it going forward, so this may become a liability and a big headache, especially given the number of forums you must have on your back.
The upside is that Postgresql integration will allow simple and cost effective setup/hosting (for example in Amazon/Heroku, where Postgresql is provided as a service with automated backups/restore).
I believe (my humble personal opinion), that with Postgresql support, NodeBB will become more popular, especially with the teams that have less IT experience (yes, I admit I am one of them ).
It seems that @Ben-Lubar completed the Postgresql driver and has a pending pull request: https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/pull/5861. It looks like the relevant DB tests passed and the driver is ready for action. Furthermore, from what I read the driver has similar performance to Mongo/Redis. I would love to see it committed to master so I could give it a test run.
Lastly, I realize that you must be extremely busy, so I totally understand if Postgresql is put on the back burner. I have yet to see a similar team that is so helpful. Thus so far you immensely helped my efforts and I am most appreciative.
Thanks again for your kind consideration,