Tag: PostgreSQL

Log buffer #546: a carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This log buffer edition covers Cloud, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

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Why column stores?

Introduction I’ve been working with data in many forms for my entire career. During this time, I have occasionally needed to build or query existing databases to get statistical data. Traditional databases are usually designed to query specific data from…

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Log Buffer #539: A carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer covers Cloud, Oracle, and PostgreSQL.

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CPU utilization is not a useful metric

Once upon a time CPU utilization was quite a useful metric. Following are the output of several tools that provide CPU utilization metrics: top top reports a load of 1.66. Is this correct? No. The correct load number is probably…

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Datascape podcast episode 18 – getting to know Postgres

On the show today we welcome Álvaro Hernández, the founder of Ongress. Ongress is a database and research company where they work mainly with Postgres in the database space, developing and researching new products. They also provide professional services for…

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Log Buffer #268, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer Editions are marching along, and this one is once again all about Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL, plus some peeks at some other glittering database technologies like PostgreSQL and DB2. Sit back and enjoy!

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PgEast 11 The End Game

Well the last busy day here in The Big Apple again a number of very good technical talks. It is not often that the developer of a key piece of a technology gives an intro talk so I grasped it when it came up. Robert Haas gave a very informative talk on the theory behind WAL (Write Ahead Logging) and how it is implemented on PostgreSQL as compared to other DBs. His talk never ventured into the neither world of techno-babel but gave just enough of the technical side to get the understanding out. In the second part of his talk Robert focused on a introduction of the ‘Buzz’ words of WAL that one might have to deal with. There were some other great presentatios as well, I mention a few here

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Day One at PGEast 11

The keynote this year was by Ed Boyajian the CEO or EnerpriseDB and he gave an big picture of the DB in terms of market which is a whopping 26$ Billion a year in the US alone of which the the two five players have 90% of the market one having more than half. If you are intrested in finding out about the rest of the presentation I attended keep reading.

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Log Buffer #208, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly round up of news and happenings in the database world.

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Log Buffer #204, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of happenings in the database world. Lots to cover this week, so let’s get on with Log Buffer #204. Enjoy!

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