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Wait Event Reporting
Mar 13, 2017
Postgres often lacks the sophisticated reporting of more established enterprise relational database systems. Sometimes that is because Postgres doesn...
Going Deep on Stats
Feb 28, 2017
Postgres includes lots of monitoring tools that allow you to see what is happening, but there are a few settings that really go into detail, e.g...
Creating SSL Certificates
Jan 13, 2017
Having covered the choice of certificate authorities, I want to explain the internals of creating server certificates in Postgres. The instructions...
SSL Certificates and Certificate Authorities
Jan 13, 2017
When setting up ssl in Postgres, you can't just enable ssl . You must also install a signed certificate on the server. The first step is to create a...
Controlling Autovacuum
Jan 9, 2017
*/ Unlike other database systems, Postgres makes the cleanup process visible and tunable to users. Autovacuum performs recycling of old rows and...
Analyzing Postgres Adoption
Nov 16, 2016
As an open source project, the Postgres community has always had great difficulty in measuring many aspects of Postgres adoption. For example, how...
Be Prepared for Prepare
Nov 16, 2016
Prepared statements are queries where the constants used in the query are separated from the query text. While this improves security by avoiding SQL...
Postgres Going in Multiple Directions
Dec 18, 2015
In 2013 I blogged about Postgres advancing in multiple directions at once. Having presented my Postgres 9.5 features talk six times already (with...
Sharding Presentation
Feb 1, 2015
As a followup to my scaling talk, I have written a draft of another talk, The Future of Postgres Sharding . It starts by explaining the advantages of...
Postgres Rising in Russia
Nov 11, 2014
I just returned from two weeks in Russia, and I am happy to report that Postgres is experiencing strong growth there. I have regularly complained...
2015 Postgres Conferences
Nov 4, 2014
Due to the increased popularity of Postgres, conference organizers are more confident about future conferences and are announcing their conference...
Two New Presentations
Oct 24, 2014
PostgreSQL Conference Europe has just finished and I delivered two new presentations at the conference (a first for me). Postgres Scaling...
Postgres Pool Party
Jun 14, 2014
If you are near Philadelphia, you are invited to attend the 2014 Postgres Pool Party at my home: When: Saturday, July 26, 2pm to 7pm Where: my home...
Postgres Gets the Business
Apr 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...
Integrated Cache Invalidation for Better Hit Rates
Mar 1, 2014
I just attended and presented at ConFoo , where I always learn new things . This year, the best talk I attended was by our own Magnus Hagander ...
Community Query: DML Change Tracking with PostgreSQL
Feb 26, 2014
EnterpriseDB decided to put me on the spot recently by inviting queries from the community via social channels as I prepared for teaching a new...

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