"After more than a year of active development, the open source
PostgreSQL 8.2 database is now available.
"The release is an effort to close the gap on a performance and
functionality basis between PostgreSQL and its competitive
proprietary counterparts such as Oracle, IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's
"There are over 200 feature improvements or additions in
PostgreSQL 8.2, including Warm Standby Databases that will enable
database administrators to have a failover copy of their database
within a database cluster..."