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You Just Want a Humvee of a Database
May 13, 2014

The rise and fall of the Humvee have a few lessons for us in the database industry. Short of the artillery, some of the coolest features of the Humvee...

Troubleshooting Database Corruption
May 13, 2014

When your database gets corrupted, one of the most important things to do is figure out why that happened, so that you can try to ensure that it doesn't happen again. After all, there's little point in going to a lot of trouble to restore a corrupt database from backup, or in attempting to repair the damage, if it's just going to get corrupted again. However, there are times when root cause analysis must take a back seat to getting your database back on line.

Pit Row: Getting Your Postgres Database to the Starting Line
May 7, 2014

Pay a visit to Pit Row at a race like the Daytona 500 and you’ll find teams crawling around the stock cars carrying bolt blasters, socket wrenches and...

Postgres Hibernator: Reduce Planned Database Down Times
April 30, 2014

TL;DR: Reduce planned database down times by about 97%, by using Postgres Hibernator. DBAs are often faced with the task of performing some...

It’s Not Your Database Causing Hair Loss
April 30, 2014

This may come as surprise to users new to Postgres but your biggest challenge in deploying Postgres for the first time may be your operating system...

Infor Takes Postgres Deeper into the Enterprise
April 18, 2014

Postgres had a defining day this week. Infor announced Wednesday it has collaborated with EnterpriseDB and Red Hat to deliver its Infor LN solution on...

Postgres Adoption Trends Mean New User Demands
April 16, 2014

Our record-shattering growth in 2013 has given us a host of new users, both organizations new to Postgres and experienced users expanding their...

Why The Clock is Ticking for MongoDB
April 16, 2014

Last month, ZDNet published an interview with MongoDB CEO Max Schireson which took the position that the document databases, such as MongoDB, are...

Postgres Gets the Business
April 6, 2014

I just returned from attending PGConf NYC. They had 259 participants, more than double last year's total. The conference was in a hotel near Wall...

Subtly Bad Things Linux May Be Doing To PostgreSQL
April 2, 2014

In addition to talking about PostgreSQL at LSF/MM and Collab, I also learned a few things about the Linux kernel that I had not known before, some of which could have implications for PostgreSQL performance. These are issues which I haven't heard discussed before in the PostgreSQL community, and they are somewhat subtle, so I thought it would be worth writing about them.

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