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Troubleshooting Stuck VACUUMs
March 01, 2011
Over the years, I've occasionally encountered situations where VACUUM fails to make progress, and not fully understood why that was happening...
MySQL vs. PostgreSQL, Part 2: VACUUM vs. Purge
February 01, 2011
Almost two months ago, I wrote part one of what I indicated would be an occasional series of blog posts comparing the architecture of PostgreSQL to...
Locking in PostgreSQL
January 20, 2011
Have you ever had one of those annoying problems where a query, or some kind of maintenance task such as vacuum, seems to hang, without making any...
PostgreSQL Performance vs. Microsoft SQL Server
December 20, 2010
A recent poster to the pgsql-performance mailing list enquired as to the relative performance of Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostgreSQL. It's a...
Will the Cloud obsolete the DBA?
November 12, 2010
I've had the privilege of being a database administrator for a long time, and have gotten the opportunity to work with many different databases on...
Database Reliability
August 04, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 The database is usually a critical piece of infrastructure in an organization; when the database is down, many things stop...
Multi-Tenancy and Virtualization
July 29, 2010
In a recent blog post on Gigaom , Simeon Simeonov argues that virtualization is on the way out, and discusses VMware 's move toward platform-as-a-...
Postgres, Passwords and Installers
July 28, 2010
By far the most common issues we see reported with the "one-click" PostgreSQL installers that we build here at EnterpriseDB are password related. In...
Scala PostgreSQL Access
Recently, I've been digging into Scala to understand how PostgreSQL would integrate inside of Scala code. Scala is an interesting language which runs...
Comparing VoltDB to Postgres, Postgres Plus Advanced Server
May 27, 2010
I've been asked a few times recently for my opinion on VoltDB , the new database server architected by the 'father' of Postgres, Dr. Michael...

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