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Alexander Sosna
Today it is no longer necessary to argue why central logging makes sense or is even necessary. Most medium-sized companies now have a central logging system or are just introducing it. Once the infrastructure has been created, it must be used sensibly and efficiently! Especially as an...
Michael Banck
Patroni is a PostgreSQL high availability solution with a focus on containers and Kubernetes. Until recently, the available Debian packages had to be configured manually and did not integrate well with the rest of the distribution. For the upcoming Debian 10 "Buster" release, the Patroni packages...
Alexander Sosna
Many users are required to run virus scanners on all of their IT systems due to vendor requirements or working instructions. This general requirement can lead to problems for IT systems that are neither desktops nor simple file servers. Usual interpretations of baseline security requirements demand...
Christoph Berg
This week version 1.3 of our PostgreSQL appliance Elephant Shed was released. The highlight of the new version is support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7. As is already the case for Debian, the appliance heavily relies on the postgresql-common infrastructure which was previously ported...
Christoph Berg
Today PostgreSQL version 11 was released. The new release brings improvements in many areas. Since version 9.6 query plans can be executed on multiple CPU cores in parallel, this is now supported for other plan types, especially the creation of B-tree indexes. Sequential scans and UNION queries...
Michael Banck
The second beta release of PostgreSQL 11 (which is now feature frozen) has been released recently. Time to look at some of the improvements that credativ has contributed in the area of checksums and backups. Checksum verification during base backups Since version 9.3 it is possible to enable...
Carsten Meskes
The credativ PostgreSQL Competence Center has released a project roadmap for the PostgreSQL appliance Elephant Shed . Elephant Shed is a freely available PostgreSQL solution developed by credativ, which combines management, monitoring and administration into one system. The project roadmap for 2018...
Christoph Berg
Elephant Shed is now available as a Vagrant box . This makes it very easy to test and try out the PostgreSQL appliance. Vagrant is an Open Source tool for creating portable virtual software environments. By being fully script controlled Vagrant makes it easy to generate virtual machines, in which a...
Julian Schauder
Next to the indextypes like B-tree and BRIN, PostgreSQL supports hashindexes now for a long time. This index however was usually not recommended, as a lack of REDO-information in our transactionlog (Write Ahead Log, WAL) prevented replication and crash safety. A crash of the service could hence...