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WAL is short for Write-Ahead-Log. Any change to the data is first recorded in a WAL file. The WAL files are mainly used by RDBMS as a way to achieve durability and consistency while writing data to storage systems.
There have been many big features added to PostgreSQL 13, like Parallel Vacucim, D-Duplication of B-Tree index, etc., and a complete list can be found at PostgreSQL 13 release notes. Along with the big features, there are also small ones added, including dropdb –force.
PostgreSQL 13 is released with some cool features, such as index enhancement, partition enhancements, and many others. Along with these enhancements, there are some security-related enhancements that require some explanation. There are two major ones: one is related to libpq and the other is related to postgres_fdw.
The pgpool II community is gearing up to release the Alpha version of its next major release; pgpool II 4.2. It is going to be another exciting release of pgpool II that is a middleware product and provides mission critical functionality like load balancing, high availability, connection pooling etc for PostgreSQL server. We have written in detail about some of the major features of pgpool II 4.2 i.e. LDAP authentication support, supporting snapshot isolation mode etc, the purpose of this blog is provide brief description about all the major features provided in the 4.2 release.
Having watched Postgres grow in popularity over the years, I have seen my share of organizations with competing teams, some promoting Postgres, other dismissing it. I came up with this diagram (slide 23) which shows the three groups typically involved in deciding Postgres adoption. The groups are Managers, Administrators, and Developers. In this diagram, each group has things that motivate them listed below the group name.
Upcoming Pgpool-II uses more appropriate language for some technical terms. This has been already done in PostgreSQL. Pgpool-II developers think it's a good thing and decided to follow the way. Actual work has been done by Umar Hayat. Challenge is we have to fix not only documentations but configuration parameters and programs. As a result, his patch was quite large: 159 files have been changed, over 2,000 lines were modified.
PostgreSQL 13 was released last week. I'm excited about this one, as the more mature partitioning plus logical replication features allow some long-requested deployment architectures. I ran 13 through my usual 144 test quick spin to see if everything was working as expected.
If you read this blog post the new PostgreSQL version will be probably already officially released to the public for wider usage…but seems some eager DBA already installed the last week’s Release Candidate 1 and took it for a spin The “spin” though takes 3 days to run for my scripts, so that’s the reason I didn’t want to wait for the official release.
As this is an RC, and some things could change, etc, just a very brief posting this time with some synthetic pgbench test numbers that I got from my testing laid out for you and a mini conclusion in the end.
Braintree Payments operates dozens of PostgreSQL clusters with over 100 terabytes of data. At this scale, even a few percentage points change in disk space growth rate can meaningfully impact the writable lifespan of a database cluster. Unfortunately, many ideas to save disk space require application changes and therefore need to be slotted into product timelines.
Since open source became a powerful force in the software world, it has gone through several phases. The first phase was built around universities and volunteers, with little business involvement. As open source grew, companies like Red Hat were created to simplify deployment of open source software in enterprises. With the popularity of open source, companies that distributed their software as open source, but were company-controlled, started to proliferate, like MySQL.
This post refers to my last one Authentication in Pgpool-II. In the post I introduced how Pgpool-II authentication mechanism works. In this post I will describe how to configure SCRAM and MD5 authentication methods in details.
The PostgreSQL community is anxiously waiting for an exciting online PostgreSQL conference taking place in November 2020. It would be a unique opportunity as PostgreConf.CN and PGCONF.Asia will be merged in order to provide wide range of topics covering various aspect of PostgreSQL ranging from Administration, Performance tuning, Hacking PostgreSQL, Security, Scalability, Foreign data wrappers and much much more.
This blog is to follow up on the post I published back in July, 2020 about achieving an in-memory table storage using PostgreSQL’s pluggable storage API. In the past few months, my team and I have made some progress and did a few POC patches to prove some of the unknowns and hypothesis and today I would like to share our progress.