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PostgreSQL 10.0 – Features New and Updated

Overview: PostgreSQL 10 contains many new features that will allow users to both scale out and scale up their PostgreSQL infrastructure. To upgrade to PostgreSQL 10 from any lower releases, a pg_dumpall dump and restore or pg_upgrade is necessary. In this article, we will go over some new features that have been added and also [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Jobin PostgreSQL|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Setting up PL/R with Postgres on Windows

1. Introduction Setting up extra extensions / features on proprietary platform like Windows is a challenge because we don't have a default build environment. Setting up a complete build environment for installing a language extension is bigger challenge. Thanks to vibrant community, many of the heavy lifting is already done. I would like to Acknowledge [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: BigSQL, Jobin PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL|3 Comments

Connecting SQLServer with Postgres using tds_fdw in easy steps

I have been posting about different types of FDWs available with Postgres distribution by BigSQL. Recently one of our customer had a reqirement of bridging their SQLServer database with Postgres. Postgres by BigSQL is already equiped with it. Here is how we can set it up in simple, easy steps. Step 1. Install FreeTDS in [...]

Hadoop FDW in easy steps

There is good demand for Hadoop integration with Postgres using FDW. Due to same reasonPostgres by BigSQL ships Hadoop FDW package along with other binaries. let me give a quick step by step instruction (with an example) on how to set it up. For preparing these steps, I used Hortonworks VM with Docker. My Hive [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: BigSQL, Hadoop, Jobin PostgreSQL|0 Comments

C++14 and Postgres

The C++ 14 specification came with huge improvements: Auto type deduction, lambdas, movable RValue expressions etc. -- the list is huge. Its a dream come true for lazy programmers like me : write less code & create fewer bugs ;) And get huge performance gains for free. OK this time I thought I'd try some [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: BigSQL, Jobin PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL Blogs|0 Comments

Using pg_bulkload to load data to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL by BigSQL is committed to making Postgres user and developer friendly. As part of this effort, we continue to extend the list of extensions we ship and support. Recently, we started supporting pg_bulkload, a high speed data loading utility for PostgreSQL. In this blog post, we will illustrate how to quickly install and use [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Jobin PostgreSQL|Tags: , , |0 Comments

pg_repack in Postgres by BigSQL

Many DBAs agree that one of the most useful extension in their arsenal is pg_repack. Pg_repack addresses a serious shortcoming in Postgres: doing VACUUM FULL online. Due to the way Postgres handles the MVCC, tables and indexes become bloated. Dead tuples are addressed by AUTOVACUUM and space will be marked free. In many situations a [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Jobin PostgreSQL|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Extending Postgres by BigSQL

Recently we had a customer request to build a custom extension against Postgres by BigSQL distribution. Even though BigSQL ships with a large set of commonly used extensions and good collection of FDWs, these kind of user build requirements always crop up, based on how powerful the Postgres extension model is. BigSQL makes it easy [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: BigSQL, Jobin PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Auditing database changes using pgaudit

It is a very common requirement in the database world to audit database activities such as Sarbanes-Oxley financial regulations or service level impacts. Reason for auditing, granularity of audit information and type of auditing may differ. The PostgreSQL Audit extension (pgaudit) for Postgres provides most of the necessary features for auditing. The BigSQL project ships [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Categories: BigSQL, Jobin PostgreSQL|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

pgBackRest with PostgreSQL Sandbox on Debian / Ubuntu

pgBackRest is one of the most powerful backup solutions available for PostgreSQL. It has enterprise level features like compression, multiple channels (threads) of backup execution, incremental and differential backups etc. The official documentation is Debian-centric in its focus. I wanted to test it out with the PostgreSQL sandbox from the BigSQL project. Setting up PostgreSQL Sandbox and Installing pgBackRest The BigSQL [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Jobin PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL Blogs|0 Comments