Pgpool-II Guide

Pgpool-II acts as a middleman between client applications and a PostgreSQL database server.

Using Pgpool-II adds the following benefits to your application connection infrastructure:

  • Transparently reroutes and ensures load balancing of Read Only transactions to Standby database servers

  • Reuses connections to prevent reconnects

  • Brings down Postgres connections by queuing stale connections

  • Integrates with Failover managers to follow the primary

EDB supports the following Pgpool-II functionality:

  • Load balancing

  • Connection pooling

  • Replication

  • High availability

  • Connection limits

  • Watchdog

  • Limiting Exceeding Connections

  • In Memory Query Cache

Conventions Used in this Guide

In this guide:

  • The term Postgres refers to either PostgreSQL or EDB Advanced Server.


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