#268 — August 8, 2018

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Postgres Weekly

Understanding and Reading the Postgres System Catalog — The System Catalog is a schema of tables and views that contain metadata about the other objects inside a database, and more. Use it to discover when various operations happen, how tables or indexes are accessed, etc.

Brian Fehrle

SQL vs. Flux: Choosing the Right Query Language for Time-Series Data — An examination of the strengths and weaknesses of SQL, and why query planners exist, by way of comparing TimescaleDB (a PostgreSQL extension) and InfluxDB.

Matvey Arye

Real-time Postgres Performance Monitoring — Collect out-of-the-box and custom Postgres metrics and correlate them with your infrastructure, application, and log data. Gain real-time performance insights, search and analyze distributed traces, and set intelligent alerts with Datadog. Try it free.

Datadog sponsor

Simple Monthly Reports with 'generate_series' — Working with dates and/or a series of dates is easy in Postgres, especially when using generate_series.

Rob Conery

pgenv: A New, Simple Postgres Binary Manager — A new, simple, shell-based utility to build and run different releases of Postgres including switching between them. Ideal for compatibility testing against apps.

David E. Wheeler

Designing the Most Performant Row Level Security Strategy — An interesting comparison of a few ways to implement row level security in Postgres.

Caleb Brewer

Taking a Tour of PostgreSQL with Jonathan Katz — The co-organizer of NYC PostgreSQL User Group discusses how Postgres started and how it has grown over the years.

The Data Engineering Podcast

EDB Postgres Ark DBaaS for Hybrid Cloud Deployments

EnterpriseDB sponsor

Using Kubernetes to Deploy Postgres — How to run a PostgreSQL database on a Kubernetes cluster using Docker containerization.


Using the CIS PostgreSQL Benchmark to Enhance Your Security — How to use the CIS PostgreSQL Benchmark to secure your database.

Jonathan S. Katz


PostgresOpen SV 2018 September 5-7 (San Francisco, CA) Two days packed with tutorials and presentations about PostgreSQL.

PostgreSQL Conference Europe October 23-26 (Lisbon, Portugal) The 10th Annual PostgreSQL Conference Europe which will be held at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel.

PostgresConf South Africa 2018 October 9-10 (Johannesburg, South Africa) An opportunity for the database administration and developer community to exchange ideas and learn about current features and upcoming trends.