Blog Posts by Marc Linster

Blog Posts by Marc Linster

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About Marc Linster

Before joining EnterpriseDB, Marc spent almost 4 years at Polycom, the leading maker of video communications equipment, focusing on the Services Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Customer Data Management and Cloud Solutions. Prior to Polycom, Marc led a supply chain consulting and systems integration company working with customers in the US, Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland. This tapped the expertise he developed at Avicon Group, where he spent six years, first as chief technology officer then as vice president of operations, developing an extensive background in management, business consulting, systems integration, data management and business intelligence. Marc holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat) in Computer Sciences from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.

A recent blog post, MongoDB 3.2: Now Powered by PostgreSQL , contained revelations that MongoDB’s newest release, MongoDB 3.2, leverages Postgres to power its new BI connector, designed to work with SQL-compliant data analysis tools. However unlikely, it appears the biggest name in NoSQL has come...Read more
Part II of our new and improved training program continues with a revamped and refreshed on-demand version of our Advanced PostgreSQL Administration training course. The first part of our new initiative to make training programs more dynamic and interactive was the topic of my November 11 post and...Read more
If you are a Postgres fan, and not living under a rock the past few months, then you have heard the buzz about JSONB coming to PostgreSQL 9.4. You may have also seen code samples that show how easy it is to create a document database in Postgres using JSON/JSONB. And you might have read about...Read more
The newest round of performance comparisons of PostgreSQL and MongoDB produced a near repeat of the results from the first tests that proved PostgreSQL can outperform MongoDB. The advances Postgres has made with JSON and JSONB have transformed Postgres’ ability to support a document database...Read more
EnterpriseDB has begun running comparison tests to help Postgres users better assess the NoSQL capabilities of Postgres. The tests compare PostgreSQL (often called Postgres) with MongoDB as recent advances have significantly enhanced Postgres’ capacity to support document databases. We are inviting...Read more
That famous journey began simply—just follow the yellow brick road. But as we all learned, that pretty little lane entered some pretty challenging territory pretty quickly. 
The same is true for database administrators on the road to building more sophisticated environments to support their new...Read more
Oracle’s security chief seems pretty peeved over the prospect of someone other than the company’s own computer scientists finding a vulnerability. Mary Ann Davidson says as much in a now famous blog post where she accused customers of infringing Oracle’s licenses if they try to protect themselves...Read more
In the UK General Election fever the National Health Service (NHS) featured prominently with promises to find the £8bn in funding it will require in the next five years. NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens has also claimed he could find £22bn in savings by 2020 , which means “efficiency” will remain...Read more
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 super-sensitive listening devices. In the data center, the database administrator setting up his first Postgres database does much the same kind of...Read more
Virtual machines are by far the most prevalent deployment model for data centers – close to 99%. What was once a revolutionary idea has transformed into the best practice standard for data center deployments. Virtualization has evolved into a very well established and understood technology that is...Read more
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, not learning the ins and outs of your new database. Those of you who still have hair may end up snatching yourselves baldheaded trying to maneuver the...Read more
Digital transformation has officially become the key to meeting modern customer expectations. Only two years ago, Don Butler, Executive Director of Connected Vehicle and Services at Ford, famously said, " We need to adopt more and more of a mindset of a software or services company. ” And today,...Read more
Postgres introduced JSON and JSONB in versions 9.3 and 9.4, respectively, with JSONB (Binary Javascript Object Notation) being the canonical form of JSON, stored as binary objects with improved compression and more capabilities. Early releases of JSONB had a limited set of operators, but 9.5...Read more
Our record-shattering growth in 2013 has given us a host of new users, both organizations new to Postgres and experienced users expanding their deployments across their enterprise. This range of new users has different needs. Users new to Postgres need advice and guidance that mirror the steps they...Read more
Data now comes in a wide variety of formats, giving rise to more heterogeneous data collections, often resulting from a commonly employed strategy of choosing the data management solution best suited for the data type and application demands. Selecting the right “horse for the course” approach...Read more
Two years ago, my colleague Bruce Momjian wrote that relational databases would adapt to emerging database demands and incorporate the capabilities that emerging standalone NoSQL solutions provided. He has been proven correct with the expanded capabilities in Postgres alone with recent releases...Read more