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The latest thought leadership pieces from EDB, including company and PostgreSQL announcements

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PostgreSQL 9.1, meet MySQL

Dave Page August 1, 2011

So having spent the last few months with my head buried deep in a project at work, I finally managed to get back to my previous hacking on SQL/MED at...

Is this the Beginning of the End of Skype on PostgreSQL?

Ed Boyajian May 17, 2011

True statement - Microsoft is now one of PostgreSQL’s largest users. Last week it was announced that Microsoft is buying Skype for a reported $8.5...

Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0 Sneak Peek – SQL Server Replication

enterprisedb enterprisedb April 28, 2011

This post is the third in a series that takes a look at some of the exciting new features of Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0, which is currently in...

Oracle is abandoning HP-UX customers…Fight back!

Ed Boyajian March 28, 2011

Last week, Oracle’s announced its decision to discontinue all software development on the Intel Itanium microprocessor. Apparently, Oracle contends...

Troubleshooting Stuck VACUUMs

Robert Haas March 1, 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

Robert Haas February 1, 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

Robert Haas 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...

Will the Cloud obsolete the DBA?

enterprisedb enterprisedb 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

Bruce Momjian August 4, 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

Robert Haas 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...