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The PostgreSQL Global Development Group (PGDG) has released version 12 of the popular free PostgreSQL database. As our article for Beta 4 has already indicated, a number of new features, improvements and optimizations have been incorporated into the release. These include among others: Optimized...
Bernd Helmle
The PostgreSQL developers' community recently published the first Beta version of the new 9.0 release. Over 200 new functions and improvements feature in this new version. With this new release , PostgreSQL now amongst other features claims an inbuilt replication solution as well as the ability to...
Bernd Helmle
The OOM-Killer can cause nasty surprises on machines with a heavy memory load; processes are cancelled or terminated without warning. Fortunately, this behaviour can be adjusted with some clever kernel tweaks. Administrators of Linux machines with a very high RAM-Usage are sometimes faced with a...
Bernd Helmle
The PostgreSQL project just released the Alpha 4 of its upcoming PostgreSQL 9.0. The Alpha4 version of the upcoming PostgreSQL 9.0 release is ready for download . It is planned that Alpha4 will be the last Alpha version before the Beta release cycle for PostgreSQL 9.0. Some highlights of this...
Bernd Helmle
The series "PostgreSQL Optimiser Bits" will introduce the strategies and highlights of the PostgreSQL optimiser. We start today with a new feature of PostgreSQL 8.4: Semi and Anti Joins. Since version 8.4, PostgreSQL has been offering a new optimisation strategy for the optimisation of certain...
Bernd Helmle
PostgreSQL is taking some big steps forward this year. The publishing of version 9.0 is just around the corner, while some of the older versions are coming to the end of their lifetime. PostgreSQL 9.0 2010 will see PostgreSQL release its first major new version for a long time: version 9.0. The...