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Our latest release to the Citus open source extension to Postgres is Citus 9.3.
If you’re a regular reader of the Citus Blog, you already know Citus transforms Postgres into a distributed database, distributing your data and SQL queries across multiple servers. This post—heavily inspired by the internal release notes that lead engineer Marco Slot circulated internally—is all about what’s new & notable in Citus 9.3.
Transaction is the most basic concept of a database. Using begin and end command in PostgreSQL can start and commit a transaction. Of course, this is the most common PostgreSQL transaction. In addition, there are sub transaction, multi transaction, 2pc transaction concepts in PostgreSQL. In this blog, I will demonstrate the emergence scenario and kernel implementation of these PostgreSQL transactions.
pgbackrest is an amazing backup solution for PostgreSQL, quite frankly it is my favourite. And now fully supports FreeBSD too!
Have you ever watched a team of five-year-olds play soccer? The way the mass of children chases the ball around in a group? I think programmers do that too.
There’s something about working on a problem together that is so much more rewarding than working separately, we cannot help but get drawn into other peoples problems. There’s a lot of gratification to be had in finding a solution to a shared difficulty!
Even better, different people bring different perspectives to a problem, and illuminate different areas of improvement.
So, you have a partitioned table. And you want to change your mind. Re-partitioning is "easy" if you can take downtime -- just create a new table with a new name and copy all the data over. But what if we want to try to do it without downtime? Logical replication enhancements in PostgreSQL 13 brings us some new options for this!
But first a disclaimer -- this is definitely not pretty! And does not take into consideration things like foreign keys and similar. But sometimes a quick hack can be the best hack.
So let's go!
Most queries against a database are short lived. Whether you're inserting a new record or querying for a list of upcoming tasks for a user, you're not typically aggregating millions of records or sending back thousands of rows to the end user. A typical short lived query in Postgres can easily be accomplished in a few milliseconds or less.
PostgreSQL is a really powerful database and offers many features to make SQL even more powerful. One of these impressive things is the concept of a composite data type. In PostgreSQL a column can be a fairly complex thing. This is especially important if you want to work with server side stored procedures or functions. However, there are some details people are usually not aware of when making use of stored procedures and composite types.
Due to the immense generation of data, scalability has become one of the hottest topics in the field of databases. Scalability can be achieved horizontally or vertically. Vertical scalability means adding more resources/hardware to existing nodes to enhance the capability of the database to store and process more data, for example, adding a new process, memory, or disk to an existing node. Every DBMS engine improves the capability of vertical scalability by improving the locking/mutex mechanisms and the concurrency by which it can use the newly added resources more effectively.