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PostgreSQL 9 Advances Database Replication

Sep 21, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"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 users that."

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