#279 — October 24, 2018

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Postgres Weekly

PostgreSQL 11 Released — This long awaited major release includes hash partitioning, covering indexes, transactions in stored procedures, and more.

PostgreSQL Global Development Group

New in Postgres 11: Monitoring JIT Performance, Auto Prewarm and Stored Procedures — Postgres 11 features some great improvements and on in particular JIT compilation can have some great performance improvements. Get a look at exactly what it can mean for performance.

Luka Fittl

SQL Functions in Postgres, From the Devs at Citus Data — If you can dream it, there’s a SQL function for it in Postgres. A sampling of the hundreds of built-in SQL functions, including favorites like array_agg, array_to_string, now, allballs, data_trunc, and JSONB operators.

CITUS DATA sponsor

PostgreSQL 11: A First Take on the New Release — Thoughts on some of the “killer features” of the latest release.

Jobin Augustine, Ibrar Ahmed, Avinash Vallarapu and Fernando Laudares Camargos

A Look at Parallelism in Postgres 11 — Postgres got initial support for parallelism a couple of releases ago. That doesn’t mean everything is parallelized (yet). This talk from PostgresOpen Silicon Valley a couple of weeks ago digs into whats new with parallelism in Postgres.

Thomas Munro

Adding New Table Columns with Default Values in Postgres 11 — In Postgres 11, adding a new column to a table with a default value is much faster as that default value is no longer written to every single existing row.

Andrew Dunstan

Sharding Your Data with Postgres 11 — Postgres 10 added declarative table partitioning but in Postgres 11 you can now combine this with foreign data wrappers, providing a mechanism to natively shard tables across multiple servers.


How to Minimize RPO for Your Postgres Databases Using Point in Time Recovery — ‘RPO’ (Recovery Point Objective) is a value in a disaster recovery plan that defines how much data you can ‘afford’ to lose and helps determine the design of your backup system.


Commenting Your Postgres Database — Comments help when making your application code readable, but they can also be a powerful tool when it comes to documenting your queries and schemas.

Craig Kerstiens

A Focus on Partitioning Improvements in Postgres 11

Alvaro Herrera

Monitoring Your PostgreSQL Database with Telegraf and InfluxDB

InfluxData sponsor

Building an Enterprise-Grade Postgres Setup Using Open Source Tools — You can watch a replay of Percona’s recent webinar here, or read this article for the key questions and answers that cropped up.

Jobin Augustine

Pgpool-II 4.0 Released — Pgpool is a popular connection pooling middleware and it now supports SCRAM authentication too.

Tatsuo Ishii

🗓 Events

PostgreSQL is Not Your Traditional SQL Database October 30 (Webinar) Gülçin Yıldırım Jelínek will cover design choices in PostgreSQL, full text search in PostgreSQL and more.

PGDay.Seoul 2018 November 3 (Seoul, South Korea) PostgreSQL Korean Users group prepared the third half day event. All presentations are in Korean.

Pg Down Under 2018 December 7 (Melbourne, Australia) PG Down Under 2018 is the second annual conference which provides a unique opportunity for PostgreSQL Developers and Users to meet, learn, grow relationships.

PGConf.ASIA 2018 December 10-12 (Tokyo, Japan) The largest PostgreSQL event in Asia.