Did anyone have additional suggestions for this on Sunday or yesterday?
My e-mail was down due to a DNS problem and I can't get to the e-mail
archives on the web site for some reason.
On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Joshua Kramer wrote:
> August 24, 2004 - The PostgreSQL Global Development group today announced
> the availability of the 8.0 version of the PostgreSQL Object-Relational
> Database Management System. PostgreSQL is the most advanced open source
> database in the world today. The database is icensed under a BSD-style
> license, which allows for cost-effective implementation in any project due
> to its lack of license fees. Version 8 is the collective work of hundreds
> of developers.
> PostgreSQL 8.0 contains many new features that make the database a strong
> contender against the likes of Oracle and DB2. Many companies have
> already recognized the potential of PostgreSQL and have sponsored
> development of the new features, which include:
> Native Windows Support: PostgreSQL now works natively with Windows
> systems and does not need an emulation layer. This provides a increased
> performance over previous Windows versions and makes PostgreSQL a strong
> upgrade from Microsoft SQL Server.
> Savepoints: Savepoints, also known as nested transactions, allow specific
> parts of a transaction to be aborted without affecting the whole
> transaction. This feature, funded by Fujitsu, is valuable for application
> developers who require error recovery within complex transactions.
> Point In Time Recovery: PITR provides the ability to recover data to the
> point of failure or to any time in the past.
> Tablespaces: This feature, funded by Fujitsu, allows the database
> administrator to choose which filesystems are used for schemas, tables,
> and indexes. This allows the administrator to place whole databases on
> separate disks to improve performance.
> Improved Memory and I/O usage: With this release of PostgreSQL, the
> memory and disk I/O subsystems have been improved to use shared buffers
> more effectively. With this improvement comes an increase in speed and
> Along with the new features come some new addins:
> - Slony-I is a replication system funded by dot-org domain registry
> - PostgreSQL has gained a number of stored procedure languages, namely
> PL/PerlNG and PL/PHP which were sponsored by consultancy Command Prompt,
> Inc. as well as PL/Java and the .Net provider Npgsql.
> - Pgxs provides coding infrastructure to make it easier to deploy
> extension modules. Numerous extensions and applications are available at
> GBorg.postgresql.org and PGFoundry.org
> The PostgreSQL database can be downloaded freely at
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