PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is the world’s most advanced open source object-relational database management system. It was developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

Which NoSQL Database for New Project?
August 31, 2017
Oh, how I love the title of this 2014 Slashdot request, "Which NoSQL Database For New Project?" The user already knows the type of clients (iPhones...
You Don't Need Every Feature of Your Previous Database
August 08, 2017
In a March blog post I talked about the mismatch between what people expect from Postgres in terms of hints, and what exists. In this blog post I...
Outer Joins and Where Clauses
July 19, 2017
*/ Postgres supports both traditional join syntax , which uses the where clause to specify joined columns, and ansi join syntax, that uses the word...
Advanced Retention Management for Postgres Backups
June 21, 2017
Data retention has become a greater challenge for database administrators as volumes have exploded with new digital applications and data from mobile...
Allowing Only One Null
June 14, 2017
While the sql standard allows multiple nulls in a unique column, and that is how Postgres behaves, some database systems (e.g. ms sql ) allow only a...
ALTERing the Bounds of a Partition
June 12, 2017
PostgreSQL 10 is full with a lot of big, new and exciting features. Declarative partitioning is one of those. It is something users have wanted for...
Postgres Vision Training Day at MIT Ends with Certification
May 26, 2017
In a 2013 McKinsey & Company global survey , 35 percent of executives said improving the talent level and capabilities of IT staff was critical...
Postgres Keywords
May 17, 2017
You might be aware that the sql standard reserves certain identifiers that cannot be used for naming user objects. Postgres follows that standard,...
Cheat Sheet: Configuring Streaming Postgres Synchronous Replication
May 10, 2017
*/ (This blog was co-written by Sunil Narain.) Streaming replication in PostgreSQL can be asynchronous or synchronous. The Postgres synchronous...
PostgreSQL Indexes: Hash Indexes are Faster than Btree Indexes?
March 24, 2017
*/ PostgreSQL have supported Hash Index for a long time, but they are not much used in production mainly because they are not durable. Now, with the...

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