Preamble How many current Barman users have thought about saving backups in a remote destination in the cloud? How many have thought about taking that backup directly from the PostgreSQL server itself? Well, since Barman 2.10 this is now possible! How? Let’s discover that together in the following articles.
repmgr is an open-source toolset from 2ndQuadrant, a leading specialist in PostgreSQL-related technologies and services. The product is used to automate, enhance, and manage PostgreSQL streaming replication. Streaming replication in PostgreSQL has been around since version 9.0. Natively setting up and managing streaming replication involves a number of manual steps which includes: Configuring replication parameters […]
PostgreSQL 12 contains two new server settings: ssl_min_protocol_version ssl_max_protocol_version As the names indicate, these are used to control the oldest (minimum) and newest (maximum) version of the SSL and TLS protocol family that the server will accept. (For historical reasons, in PostgreSQL, all settings related to SSL and TLS are named ssl_something, even though TLS […]
K-nearest neighbor answers the question of “What is the closest match?”. PostgreSQL 12 can answer this question, and use indexes while doing it.
With the recent release of PostgreSQL 12, there’s been a lot of interest in the latest version and by popular demand, the team at 2ndQuadrant organized a live webinar on “PostgreSQL Partitioning”. The webinar was hosted by Simon Riggs, CTO 2ndQuadrant, who gave an overview of PostgreSQL partitioning features and how they play a key […]
I have written about managing a PostgreSQL commitfest before. During the PostgreSQL 13 development cycle, I did it again. This time I used a different strategy, mostly because I felt that there was excessive accumulation of very old patches that had received insufficient attention. So apart from bugfixes (which are always special cases), I focused […]
Now that PostgreSQL 12 is out, we consider foreign keys to be fully compatible with partitioned tables. You can have a partitioned table on either side of a foreign key constraint, and everything will work correctly. Why do I point this out? Two reasons: first, when partitioned tables were first introduced in PostgreSQL 10, they […]
The new PostgreSQL 12 release is just around the corner and by popular demand, the team at 2ndQuadrant hosted “New Features in Postgres 12″ webinar. The 1 hour + long session, conducted by Peter Eisentraut (Core Team Member of the PostgreSQL Project), gave an in-depth preview of everything new in PostgreSQL 12, improvements to partitioning, generated […]
Window functions are a very useful tool; and since their introduction 10 years ago, they have been gradually adopted for various use cases where a simple aggregation is not flexible enough: for example incremental totals, moving averages, etc. The latest features introduced in PostgreSQL complete the implementation according to the SQL:2011 standard, adding capabilities such […]
For businesses handling personal data, security of their database is a serious matter. Faced with an increasing number of attacks, an organization must improve their security and compliance policies, improve their database infrastructure and ensure all proper security protocols are in place.