PostgreSQL 9 Advances Database Replication
Sep 21, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The open source PostgreSQL project is out with a major
new database release this week adding in support for features that
expand scalability, security and performance.
"PostgreSQL 9.0 includes new features that developers have been
asking about for years including replication and hot standby
capabilities. The PostgreSQL 9.0 release continues the evolution of
the 14 year old open source project for the new era of
virtualization and cloud computing.
""If you asked PostgreSQL users three years ago what were their
top ten list of missing features, built-in easy replication and
in-place upgrades would have been on every single user's list,"
Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL core team member, told InternetNews.com.
"Now, with 9.0, we have both of those things. Also, we've added
some other features which require more than the usual amount of
testing for upgrades, particularly regarding the stored procedure
language PL/pgSQL. Having the "double 0" number (9.0.0) tells our