When PostgreSQL 9.0 shipped a few months ago, it included several new replication features. It’s obvious that you can use these features to build clusters of servers for both high availability and read query scaling purposes. What hasn’t been so obvious is how to manage that cluster easily. Getting a number of nodes installed and […]
PostgreSQL development is now done with periodic pauses to review and commit patches that have been submitted, called Commit Fests. The patches themselves are stored on a custom web app, and documentation about the process is on the PostgreSQL wiki. I’m returning to the role of CommitFest manager for this one, which means I get […]
My tour this week of the PostgreSQL West conference has taught me that you can deliver three talks in two days, or you can have fun seeing other people’s talks, but it’s rather difficult to do both. You can also find the slides from Hannu’s talk on Django/Python database calls, which unfortunately he was too ill […]
Since I’ve already pushed my book here once on my blog this week, this version will be short and include two chunks of free (as in beer) content for you. My book covering PostgreSQL performance, from versions 8.1 to 9.0, is now available. Downloads of the 468 page e-book text are available immediately from Packt […]
If you’re looking for a heavy dose of information about PostgreSQL performance tuning, you’re going to find the next month very interesting. We at 2ndQuadrant have been working on two books about PostgreSQL 9.0 this year. You can pre-order those right now, and as I’m staring at a home printed copy of my PostgreSQL 9.0 […]
Today is the deadline for the special room rate at the hotel hosting this month’s PostgreSQL Conference East 2010. If you’ve been procrastinating booking a spot at the conference, as of tomorrow that will start costing you. My talk is on Database Hardware Benchmarking and is scheduled for late afternoon on the first day, Thursday […]
Due to the weather related travel issues this week, the launch party we had planned for this Friday has been canceled.
Come on-line and discuss the features set of Hot Standby for PostgreSQL 8.5. Meeting is for anybody planning to actively use the Hot Standby in the next main release of PostgreSQL. Major focus is on providing user feedback direct to developers to guide the final weeks of development before we go into Beta.