Postgres Plus: the EDB blog

By Jason Davis, Feb 12, 2016
Recently, EDB significantly optimized locking mechanisms that improved scalability and performance in PostgreSQL 9.5. EDB further enhanced the locking subsystems to deliver even greater performance results with an improvement that was released with EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5. (Note: Th ...
By Richard Yen, Feb 09, 2016
Postgres supports a variety of data types that allow data architects to store their data consistently, enforce constraints through validation, maximize performance, and maximize space.  Recently, I was asked to show someone how to store a UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) into Postgres by ...
By Gary Carter, Feb 04, 2016
Organizations can reduce their database spend by 80% or more by deploying EDB Postgres in place of traditional database solutions like Oracle, according to calculations in a recent Gartner report. But while the benefit of redirecting money saved is often crystal clear, the risks associated wit ...
By Jeannot Bos, Feb 02, 2016
The Dutch federal government completed a major overhaul last year of its public health care and services systems. In the overhaul, many of the organizational responsibilities of national systems were assigned to local providers. To handle the demands of myriad new responsibilities, many local ...
By Jason Davis, Jan 29, 2016
The newest version of EDB Postgres Advanced Server® merges the recently released community version of PostgreSQL with EDB’s enterprise-class, open-source-based database. EDB Postgres Advanced Server is complete with additional performance, security and management capabilities. What are the ...
By Matt Cicciari, Jan 25, 2016
Released January 7, the new PostgreSQL 9.5 ushered in a host of new features and capabilities that boost performance, scalability and data analytics productivity. Question:  What was the most requested feature that now is included with the new PostgreSQL 9.5? Answer:  UPSERT was the most req ...
By Richard Yen, Jan 20, 2016
EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) works with a significant number of global brands that deploy EDB Postgres to support complex business-critical workloads. Some of these brands experienced a dramatic drop-offs in performance as they dialed-up the concurrency in their load tests.  This was a mystery for ...
By Gary Carter, Jan 15, 2016
With nearly 10 million downloads over the past five years, Postgres is the leading enterprise open source database. In a report The State of Open Source RDBMSs, 2015,* Gartner gives some compelling directions for IT professionals on their road to open source. Their advice? Adopt an open source ...
By Robert Haas, Jan 13, 2016
This blog originally appeared on Robert Haas' personal blog. It's nice to see that PostgreSQL 9.5 is finally released!  There are a number of blog posts out about that already, not to mention stories in InfoWorld, V3, and a host of other publications.  Of all the publicity, though, I ...
By Jason Davis, Jan 08, 2016
The release of PostgreSQL 9.5 marks a turning point for enterprises using PostgreSQL for the development of high-speed mobile, web and digital economy applications, many for customer engagement. As enterprises evolve, their infrastructures must adapt constantly to stay competitive and meet ris ...
By Mathieu Le Faucheur, Dec 23, 2015
The number of open source software users is rising – and as Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and champion of OSS famously said, “The numbers don’t lie.” Among large- and small-to-mid-size enterprises, the demand for open source databases is surging, as organizations seek to replicate ...
By Bruce Momjian, Dec 18, 2015
This post originally appeared on Bruce Momjian's personal blog. In 2013 I blogged about Postgres advancing in multiple directions at once. Having presented my Postgres 9.5 features talk six times already (with another one coming on Tuesday), I have noticed a broader pattern. Looking at ...
By Marc Linster, Dec 15, 2015
A recent blog post, MongoDB 3.2: Now Powered by PostgreSQL, contained revelations that MongoDB’s newest release, MongoDB 3.2, leverages Postgres to power its new BI connector, designed to work with SQL-compliant data analysis tools. However unlikely, it appears the biggest name in NoSQL has ...
By Amit Kapila, Dec 14, 2015
This post originally appeared on Amit Kapila's personal blog.  Parallelism is now a reality in PostgreSQL.  With 9.6, I hope we will see many different forms of queries that can use parallelism to execute.  For now, I will limit this discussion to what we can already do, which is Par ...
By Mathieu Le Faucheur, Dec 10, 2015
Fifty billion connected objects will invade the market over the next five years, according to some predictions. However, when we are talking about connected objects, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT), multiple platforms and technological solutions come to mind. We are living i ...

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