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Migrations: What applications should I migrate?

When you have made the decision to investigate migrating your database applications from one database platform to another, the next big question you will need to answer is ‘Which application(s)?’ It seems like an easy enough question but there are many variables involved in whether or not the migration will be smooth. Technically, any application [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Migration, OpenSCG, PostgreSQL|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why Migrate?

“Why migrate to Postgres?” is a question that we used to hear a lot in the past. There used to be a number of different reasons to migrate including, take advantage of new technology, a change of staff skills, vendor consolidation caused friction and of course, cost. Nowadays, the main reason we hear for migrating [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Migration, OpenSCG, OpenSource, PostgreSQL, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Successful database Migrations : Are they really possible?

We talk to a lot of clients who want to perform database migrations but just about all of them are skeptical that the project will be a success. There are a number of reasons for this, including: Fear Lack of time to take on project Belief that their usage isn’t easy convertible to a new [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: OpenSCG, OpenSource, PostgreSQL, thoughts, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

PL/pgSQL Profiler 3 (plprofiler) is released

Finding performance problems in deeply nested PL/pgSQL business logic is difficult.One of the reasons is that PL/pgSQL hides anything happening in the PL code. None of the SQL queries inside of all the nested function and trigger calls ever shows up in...

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: OpenSCG, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL Blogs|Tags: , , |Comments Off on PL/pgSQL Profiler 3 (plprofiler) is released

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

Integrating Cassandra, Spark, PostgreSQL and Hadoop as a Hybrid Data Platform – Part 2

In the previous post, we provided a business and architectural background for the Postgres FDWs that we are developing for Spark, Hadoop and Cassandra. In particular, we highlighted the key benefits of bringing Cassandra and PostgreSQL together. With this post, we will start taking a more technical look at the Cassandra FDW. The C* FDW [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Affan PostgreSQL, OpenSCG, PostgreSQL Blogs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Improve PostgreSQL on Windows performance by 100%

It sounds like click-bait, or one of those late night TV promotions - "Improve your database performance by 100% - by changing just this one setting!" But in this case, it's true - you can drastically improve PostgreSQL on Windows performance by changing one configuration setting - and we made this the default in our [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Dave PostgreSQL, OpenSCG|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Building PostgreSQL on Windows for Performance

Before PostgreSQL 9.1, adding additional features like data types was non-standard and awkward, but 9.1 brought extensions. By adding extensions as well as the plumbing for things like foreign data wrappers, the use of extensions have exploded over the last few years. This is great for people who are using PostgreSQL on Linux or similar [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: BigSQL, Jim PostgreSQL, OpenSCG|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Video – Behold! The Power of Foreign Data Wrappers!

If you've never heard of PostgreSQL's “foreign data wrappers” -- you've been missing out on a very powerful tool to connect and integrate heterogenous databases. By leveraging FDW's, you can put PostgreSQL at the center of a integrated database federation and read and write data from other PostgreSQL servers, other relational databases (Oracle, MySQL), many NoSQL systems (MongoDB, Hadoop) [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: FDW (Foreign Data Wrapper), OpenSCG|Tags: , |0 Comments

PostgreSQL Studio 2.0 is out

PostgreSQL Studio is a fully open source web based UI for PostgreSQL that is ideal for Postgres in the cloud. With the impending release of PostgreSQL 9.5, PostgreSQL Studio 2.0 has just been released supporting some of the new features in Postgres. The big new feature that requires UI changes is support for Row Level [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Jim PostgreSQL, OpenSCG, PostgreSQL|Tags: , , , |1 Comment