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RPM repository for unsupported PostgreSQL releases / distros

PostgreSQL RPM repository has been out for quite a long time, and we've been building packages since PostgreSQL 7.3. If you are using an unsupported PostgreSQL version or Red Hat / CentOS / Scientific Linux / Oracle Linux release for some reason and need RPMs of those releases, we have archives of them.
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yum users: some -devel RPMs require a new repository

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions today -- so RPMs also got updated.

As of today's updates, if you are using RHEL/CentOS/OL 7, -devel subpackages in 11 and above require an extra repo to be enabled on your system for llvm and clang. Other distros and PostgreSQL versions are not affected. Please note that only -devel subpackage require this repo. Continue reading "yum users: some -devel RPMs require a new repository"

End of the naming game: The PostgreSQL project changes its name

I started using PostgreSQL around September 1998. The first problem I had was pronouncing it, and even using right capital letters at the right place.

Was is PostGreSQL? PostgresSQL? PoStGreSQL? PostgreySQL?

Recently Craig also mentioned about the same problem.

Starting today, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group (abbreviated as PGDG) announced that the project will be written as PostgresQL. This will solve the problems (hopefully), and will also help use to drop the "QL" in 2024. Starting v12, all packages will also "provide" postgresXY as the package name, for a smooth change in 2024. Meanwhile, as of today, the project will accept "Postgre" as an alias for those who did not want to learn about the name of the software they are using. I heard rumours that they also say "Orac" or "SQ Serv" or "MyS", so they will now be free to drop SQL in our name, too.

Thanks to everyone who made this change. This was a real blocker for the community, and it will also help newbies in the PostgreSQL Facebook group -- they will now be free to use "Postgre" from now on.

My picks for Postgres Open SV 2018 !

Postgres Open SV 2018 is less than two weeks away now, and I'll speak there as well.

Many people, including me, are flying overseas to attend this great conference, so please hurry up and register before the tickets run out!

Life is hard when there are a lot of talks in parallel, but still I picked up some interesting talks that I want to attend: Continue reading "My picks for Postgres Open SV 2018 !"

PGDay Comes to Amsterdam on July 12th

Thought it would be good to make everyone aware that PGDay is coming to Amsterdam for the first time on July 12th and I’m delighted to say I will be there helping to host the day, as well as presenting on Write-Ahead Log (WAL). If you want to find out more you can go to this link and find out more. The event will be at the Tobacco Theatre in Amsterdam, which also happens to be one of my favourite cities.

Having just come back from Postgres Vision 2018 and attending a number of Postgres community events across Europe it is great to see how Postgres really is everywhere now in the enterprise database world.

The event in Amsterdam is going to be a great opportunity for existing Postgres users and those developers looking to explore the technology to hear from some of the leading experts in the field. Bruce Momjian, co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, will be keynoting and there will be a wide variety of speakers including Jan Karremans, Oleksi Kliukin, Daniel Westerman, Stefanie Stoelting, as well as Ilya Kosmodemiansky, Jeroen de Graaff, Hans-Jürgen Schönig and Andreas Scherbaum.

All of these speakers have been working with PostgreSQL for a long time and have some insights into upcoming releases, as well as key developments in the project. We will be covering major topics such as PostgreSQL in the Cloud, migrating from Oracle and the upcoming Postgres 11 release, but we will also be delving into more technical topics. There will be presentations on pgBackRest, the ability of pg_chameleon to create replicas from MySQL to PostgreSQL and PostgreSQL as a data integration tool.

The sponsors for the event cover a wide range of expertise and understanding of PostgreSQL, so there will be opportunities to understand how they can help you deploy the technology efficiently. The sponsors include Quest Software, EnterpriseDB, 12Apollos, Kangaroot, Nibble-IT, 2nd Quadrant, GITC Pro and Cybertec.

As a member of the talk committee I witnessed first-hand how seriously everyone took their responsibilities when assessing the talk submissions. So on behalf of everyone in the community I want to say thank you to my fellow committee members Robert Ivens, Magnus Hagander, Andreas Scherbaum and Anja van Elteren.

I’m sure it’s going to be an informative event, so if you can join us please do come along to hear how PostgreSQL is shaking up the market and providing enterprises with the only credible alternative to today’s traditional commercial relational databases.