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Migrating from MongoDB (back) to PostgreSQL

We helped a customer move from MongoDB back to PostgreSQL. It's an interesting story about some of the challenges of scaling a database platform and ways that PostgreSQL provides very reliable, robust, scalable data services. The Customer The customer is a software company that provides mobile enterprise security and threat protection. Their product provides security [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Migration|Tags: , , |3 Comments

5 Tips to Prepare to Migrate to PostgreSQL

Migrating to PostgreSQL has many benefits - lower license costs, great community support, robust SQL support, powerful stored procedure languages, NoSQL key/value, document and full-text database capabilities, and many more. If you're moving from another relational database the migration can be fairly simple. Moving from a NoSQL database may require more application code changes but [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Migration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Don’t move your Oracle database to the cloud

Why move your Oracle database to the cloud? It just doesn't make sense. You are moving to the cloud for flexibility, for cost savings, for ease of changing your infrastructure. Does doubling your Oracle license fee for AWS or Azure usage sound like Oracle wants to let you have flexibility or cost savings?? (Hint: NO!!) [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: OpenSource|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to: Pick a PostgreSQL Python driver

Using Postgres with python is easy and provides first class database capabilities for applications and data processing. When starting a new project, you need to choose which PostgreSQL python driver to use. The best choice depends on your deployment, python version, and background. Here's a quick guide to choosing between three popular python PostgreSQL drivers: [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Dave PostgreSQL|Tags: , |8 Comments

Relocatable PG RPMs

Relocatable PostgreSQL RPMs - You asked and we delivered! In our years of dealing with PostgreSQL users, one of the main gripes they have with PostgreSQL is not a missing feature or capability but rather it is the fact that the provided rpms are non relocatable rpms. The reasons for wanting relocatable rpms are many [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: BigSQL, Dave PostgreSQL, OpenSource|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Open Source over Open Source Based?

The Postgres landscape has become very competitive in recent years as the database project has matured and grown exponentially in popularity. Since more and more users are deploying Postgres to support a wide variety of applications, there is a need for experts to help make sure those deployments are successful. This has led to the [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: OpenSource, PostgreSQL|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Holy Easy PostgreSQL deployment

Holy Easy PostgreSQL deployment! In case you missed it, the BigSQL team released an awesome package manager for installing and configuring PostgreSQL and many related, useful components. The package manager can be found here: https://www.bigsql.org/package-manager.jsp. Playfully named pgc, for ‘pretty good command line’, pgc is a utility similar to yum or apt-get that allows you [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: BigSQL, Dave PostgreSQL, OpenSCG|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

PostgreSQL Replication Checklist

Replication is a key part of creating an "Enterprise" Postgres deployment, to support high availability, failover, disaster recovery, or scale-out queries. Built-in streaming replication was added to PostgreSQL in version 9.0, but the Postgres community has had a number of trigger based replication options for many years, with the big 3 being Slony-I, Londsite, and Bucardo (we're [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Dave PostgreSQL|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments