Archive: monitoring, managing, tuning
By Gary Carter, Mar 02, 2015
With the most recent release of Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.4, EnterpriseDB (EDB) has also upgraded our database enterprise management console, Postgres Enterprise Manager (PEM). The new PEM 5.0 delivers all the enterprise-class tools necessary for DBAs and Developers to easily administer, monitor and tune large Postgres ...
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By Debra Brucato, Jan 16, 2015
EnterpriseDB has recently experienced a surge in demand for Postgres training, with a 26% increase in participants over the last year alone. This reflects not only the expansion of EDB’s end user base, but also the rising interest in Postgres in the industry overall. More and more large enterprise customers want to use ...
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By Dave Page, Dec 07, 2014
I’m often asked how I first became involved in PostgreSQL, and how the pgAdmin project got started. Much as I’m happy to tell the story over beer, it becomes tedious to do so over email after the first half-dozen or so times. So in a vain ...
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By Debra Brucato, Sep 22, 2014
Data environments have become larger and more complex, while many IT departments face continued pressure to do more with less and deploy technologies more strategically. In response, the practice of looking outside the organization for not just short-term consulting but long-term, ongoing services has exploded. This is particularly ...
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By Debra Brucato, Sep 04, 2014
EnterpriseDB’s (EDB) is rapidly expanding in India, where the use of open source software has been rising as technology buyers seek solutions with low upfront deployment costs. At a cost that is 80% or more less than traditional alternatives, Postgres represents significant savings. Our uptake with enterprises like ...
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By Robert Haas, Aug 06, 2014
Database performance and hardware selection are complicated topics, and a great deal has been written on that topic over the years by many very smart people, like Greg Smith, who wrote a whole book about PostgreSQL ...
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By Robert Haas, May 13, 2014
When your database gets corrupted, one of the most important things to do is figure out why that happened, so that you can try to ensure that it doesn't happen again.  After all, there's little point in going to a lot of trouble to restore a ...
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By Marc Linster, May 07, 2014
Pay a visit to Pit Row at a race like the Daytona 500 and you’ll find teams crawling around the stock cars carrying bolt blasters, socket wrenches and super-sensitive listening devices. In the data center, the database administrator setting up his first Postgres database does much the same kind of work though the hotrod is the ...
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By EnterpriseDB Author, Apr 30, 2014
TL;DR: Reduce planned database down times by about 97%, by using Postgres Hibernator. DBAs are often faced with the task of performing some maintenance on their database server(s) which requires shutting down the database. The maintenance may involve anything ...
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By Marc Linster, Apr 16, 2014
Our record-shattering growth in 2013 has given us a host of new users, both organizations new to Postgres and experienced users expanding their deployments across their enterprise. This range of new users has different needs. Users new to Postgres need advice and guidance that mirror the steps they’re taking as they are getting ...
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By Robert Haas, Apr 02, 2014
In addition to talking about PostgreSQL at LSF/MM and Collab, I also learned a few things about the Linux kernel that I had not known before, some of which could have implications for PostgreSQL performance.  These are issues which I haven't heard ...
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By Robert Haas, Mar 13, 2014
Yesterday, Heikki Linnakangas committed this patch: commit a3115f0d9ec1ac93b82156535dc00b10172a4fe7 Author: Heikki Linnakangas Date:   Wed Mar 12 22:46:04 ...
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By Robert Haas, Mar 10, 2014
In two weeks, I'm headed to LSF/MM and the Linux Collaboration Summit, by invitation of some Linux kernel hackers, to discuss how the Linux kernel can better ...
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By Robert Haas, Mar 04, 2014
There's a persistent belief among some users of PostgreSQL that VACUUM and VACUUM FULL do the same thing, but that VACUUM FULL does it better.  If VACUUM is the moral equivalent of running the Dust Buster across the room a few times, VACUUM FULL must be the equivalent of hiring a professional cleaning crew to shampoo the ...
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By Bruce Momjian, Feb 26, 2014
EnterpriseDB decided to put me on the spot recently by inviting queries from the community via social channels as I prepared for teaching a new PostgreSQL course. It’s a familiar spot for me. I regularly field questions about PostgreSQL given my role in the community and I was happy to get a question through ...
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