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Adding new table columns with default values in PostgreSQL 11

In PostgreSQL version 10 or less, if you add a new column to a table without specifying a default value then no change is made to the actual values stored. Any existing row will just fill in a NULL for that column. But if you specify a default value, the entire table gets rewritten with […]

Webinar : New Features in PostgreSQL 11 [Follow Up]

PostgreSQL 11, the next major release of the world’s most advanced open source database, is just around the corner. The new release of PostgreSQL will include enhancements in partitioning, parallelism, SQL stored procedures and much more. To give PostgreSQL enthusiasts a deeper look into the upcoming release, 2ndQuadrant hosted a Webinar discussing the new features […]

Partitioning Improvements in PostgreSQL 11

A partitioning system in PostgreSQL was first added in PostgreSQL 8.1 by 2ndQuadrant founder Simon Riggs. It was based on relation inheritance and used a novel technique to exclude tables from being scanned by a query, called “constraint exclusion”. While it was a huge step forward at the time, it is nowadays seen as cumbersome […]

Upgrading to PostgreSQL 11 with Logical Replication

It’s time. About a year ago, we published PostgreSQL 10 with support for native logical replication. One of the uses of logical replication is to allow low- or no-downtime upgrading between PostgreSQL major versions. Until now, PostgreSQL 10 was the only PostgreSQL release with native logical replication, so there weren’t many opportunities for upgrading in […]

PG Phriday: Getting RAD with Docker [Part 1]

Fans of Rapid Application Development (RAD!) are probably already familiar with Docker, but what does that have to do with Postgres? Database-driven applications are a dime a dozen these days, and a good RAD environment is something of a Holy Grail to coders and QA departments alike. Docker lets us spin up a Postgres instance […]

v10, The Best PostgreSQL Yet?

The short answer … Hell Yeah! The long answer lies in extensive improvements and the impressive new feature list that makes up this major release – which, by the way, changes the version scheme of PostgreSQL as well (more details on that here). This wiki page lists out, in detail, all the new features in […]

PostgreSQL 10 easy installation with 2UDA

PostgreSQL 10 offers an exciting new set of features in addition to making further improvements to many of the already existing features including Big Data, Replication and Scaling, Administration, SQL, XML and JSON, Security, Performance and a lot more. If you are planning to try your hands at PostgreSQL 10 and wondering on how you […]

Postgres-BDR with OmniDB

1. Introduction Postgres-BDR (or just BDR, for short) is an open source project from 2ndQuadrant that provides multi-master features for PostgreSQL. Here we will show how to build a test environment to play with BDR and how to configure it using the OmniDB 2.1 web interface. 2. Building test environment Let’s build a 2-node test […]

Transaction traceability in PostgreSQL 10 with txid_status(…)

One feature quietly added to PostgreSQL 10 is the ability to determine the commit status of any transaction by transaction-id. It’s reasonable to wonder why you’d want this, since you know if you committed the transaction, it’s still in progress, or if you or rolled it back. And you can check for in-progress transactions in […]