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Hans-Juergen Schoenig: Debugging PL/pgSQL: GET STACKED DIAGNOSTICS

vor 4 Stunden 35 Minuten

PL/pgSQL is the preferred way to write stored procedures in PostgreSQL. Of course there are more languages to write code available but most people still use PL/pgSQL to get the job done. However, debugging PL/pgSQL code can be a bit tricky. Tools are around but it is still not a fun experience.

One thing to make debugging easier is GET STACKED DIAGNOSTICS which us unfortunately not widely known. This post will show what it does and how you can make use of it.

Pavel Stehule: compiled dll of Orafce are available

vor 6 Stunden 57 Minuten

 Compiled dll of Orafce extension 3.13 can be downloaded from url https://github.com/orafce/orafce/files/5264898/orafce_win_binary.zip

Hubert 'depesz' Lubaczewski: Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Support FETCH FIRST WITH TIES

22. September 2020 - 21:57
I have no idea how I missed that, but: if it wasn't for Alvaro's blog post I wouldn't know that: on 7th of April 2020, Alvaro Herrera committed patch: Support FETCH FIRST WITH TIES   WITH TIES is an option to the FETCH FIRST N ROWS clause (the SQL standard's spelling of LIMIT), where you … Continue reading "Waiting for PostgreSQL 13 – Support FETCH FIRST WITH TIES"

Kat Batuigas: Postgres Data Types in PL/Python

22. September 2020 - 19:04

I've been digging a little bit into PL/Python recently-inspired by our recent launch of Crunchy Bridge: a multi-cloud Postgres service with PL/Python and PL/R built right in.

Kat Batuigas: Postgres Data Types in PL/Python

22. September 2020 - 19:04

I've been digging a little bit into PL/Python recently-inspired by our recent launch of Crunchy Bridge: a multi-cloud Postgres service with PL/Python and PL/R built right in.

Avinash Kumar: Using Security Definer to Monitor PostgreSQL 9.6 or Earlier Using Percona Monitoring and Management

22. September 2020 - 15:45

I have previously written a blog post on the detailed steps involved in enabling PostgreSQL monitoring using PMM. In that post, you could see me talking about the role: pg_monitor that can be granted to monitoring users. The

Bruce Momjian: The Berkeley 39

21. September 2020 - 18:00

Postgres turns 34 this year. Michael Stonebraker, during his 2015 Turing Award speech (which I blogged about previously), included the names of the 39 Berkeley students (plus co-leader Larry Rowe) who helped write the original version of Postgres.

Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum: Dan Langille

21. September 2020 - 16:00
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Dan Langille: I am Canadian. Born in Nova Scotia and attended high school and university in Ottawa. I moved to New Zealand shortly after graduation. After 16 years in Wellington, NZ, where I got into Open Souce via FreeBSD, I moved back to Ottawa. I lived there for 6 years, then moved to USA. I now live in a small town outside Philadelphia.

Nils Dijk: Diary of an Engineer: Delivering 45x faster percentiles using Postgres, Citus, & t-digest

19. September 2020 - 10:00

When working on the internals of Citus, an open source extension to Postgres that transforms Postgres into a distributed database, we often get to talk with customers that have interesting challenges you won’t find everywhere. Just a few months back, I encountered an analytics workload that was a really good fit for Citus.

But we had one problem: the percentile calculations on their data (over 300 TB of data) could not meet their SLA of 30 seconds.

Kat Batuigas: Exploring PL/Python: Turn Postgres Table Data Into a NumPy Array

18. September 2020 - 18:30

PL/Python can be a convenient and powerful way to take advantage of your PostgreSQL database. In an earlier post, I talked a little bit about how you can use modules included in the Python standard library with PL/Python functions.

Bruce Momjian: Postgres and the Artificial Intelligence Landscape

18. September 2020 - 14:00

I recently wrote a presentation, Postgres and the Artificial Intelligence Landscape, which covers the basics of artificial intelligence and shows how Postgres can be used for this purpose. This week I presented it at the Chicago PostgreSQL Meetup Group so I am now publishing the slides.

Pavel Stehule: new release of pspg - pager for PostgreSQL, MySQL, MonetDB, PrestoSQL, ...

18. September 2020 - 7:15

I released new almost bug-fix release 3.1.4 of pspg. There is new light theme Flatwhite based on Dmitry Biletskyy flatwhite theme.



Marco Slot: Talking about Citus & Postgres at any scale

17. September 2020 - 10:20

I recently gave a talk about the Citus extension to Postgres at the Warsaw PostgreSQL Users Group. Unfortunately, I did not get to go in person to beautiful Warsaw, but it was still a nice way to interact with the global Postgres community and talk about what Citus is, how it works, and what it can do for you.

Bruce Momjian: Why Not to Choose Postgres

16. September 2020 - 16:00

Postgres has made great strides in adding features to match proprietary databases, and it has many complex features that other databases don't have. However, that doesn't mean it is the best fit for every organization. There are still reasons not to use Postgres:

Álvaro Herrera: PostgreSQL 13: LIMIT … WITH TIES

16. September 2020 - 11:00
A simple description of the new WITH TIES standard feature in PostgreSQL 13.

Laurenz Albe: HOT updates in PostgreSQL for better performance

16. September 2020 - 9:30


© Laurenz Albe 2020

HOT updates are not a new feature. They were introduced by commit 282d2a03dd in 2007 and first appeared in PostgreSQL 8.3.

Sadequl Hussain: 7 Best Practice Tips for PostgreSQL Bulk Data Loading

15. September 2020 - 17:10
Sometimes, PostgreSQL databases need to import large quantities of data in a single or a minimal number of steps. This process can be sometimes unacceptably slow. In this article, we will cover some best practice tips for bulk importing data into PostgreSQL databases.

Jonathan Katz: Hidden Gems of PostgreSQL 13

15. September 2020 - 10:40

PostgreSQL 13 is a lucky release! There are some very impactful new features and the release is coming out at its regularly scheduled time in the fall.

movead li: The Share Invalid mechanism of CACHE in PostgreSQL

15. September 2020 - 4:19

PostgreSQL will create some catalog and other caches for each connection request to store some queried data locally, which can speed up query efficiency. If a process undergoes a DDL operation that causes catalog to change, other running processes need to be notified that some cache data is invalid. We call this notification mechanism the SI (Share Invalid) mechanism.

Bruce Momjian: Migrating Away from Hacks

14. September 2020 - 16:45

Database applications are initially written using the simplest queries possible. During testing and in production, some application tasks might have unacceptable performance. This is where re-architecturing happens, and where simple queries and data schema layouts can get complex. They might get complex because it is required to accomplish the task, or it might be because of limitations in how the database software handles certain queries. Database and tooling upgrades can require further complex additions.

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