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Postgres vs. PostgreSQL
December 07, 2017
*/ I have been with the project long enough to remember how the project got the name "PostgreSQL". In 1996, we inherited the name "Postgres95" from...
4 Tips for Postgres Administration
December 05, 2017
Postgres Alerts It is cool to be able to stare at colorful graphs to see what Postgres is doing, but sometimes you just want to setup something, walk...
We Shouldn’t Be Surprised MongoDB Dropped Off This Year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant
November 29, 2017
*/ The 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (OPDBMS) packed a couple of surprises. High-flying NoSQL vendor...
PERCENT_RANK Vs. CUMM_DIST
November 14, 2017
During research for my Postgres Window Magic talk, I studied the unusual behavior of percent_rank and cumm_dist ( cumulative distribution ). The...
Amazon RDS and Aurora: The Golden Arches of Postgres?
November 09, 2017
*/ Would Beyoncé still be Beyoncé if she couldn’t sing? She would of course technically be the same person, but think of how different her life would...
Storing the Original Time Zone
November 07, 2017
In a previous blog entry I suggested storing the original time zone offset in a separate column if clients need to know the stored time in the...
Postgres 10 is a Milestone Reflecting the Vitality of this Open Source Community
November 02, 2017
The world in which PostgreSQL operates today is very different from its origins in 1986. Where once PostgreSQL might have been considered an academic...
Materialized Views and Foreign Data Wrappers
October 31, 2017
*/ You might know that Postgres supports materialized views and foreign data wrappers (fdw). Briefly, materialized views allow for queries to be...
Containers: Impossible to Ignore and Just Might Change Everything
October 25, 2017
Virtual machines are by far the most prevalent deployment model for data centers – close to 99%. What was once a revolutionary idea has transformed...
Session State Failover
October 23, 2017
On the server side, high availability means having the ability to quickly failover to standby hardware, hopefully with no data loss. Failover...

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