PostgreSQL 8.3 Released

Posted on 2008-02-04

Today the PostgreSQL Global Development Group releases the long-awaited version 8.3 of the most advanced open source database, which cements our place as the best performing open source database. Among the performance features you'll be excited about in 8.3 are:

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  • Heap Only Tuples
  • BGWriter Autotuning
  • Asynchronous Commit
  • Spread Checkpoints
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  • Synchronous Scan
  • "Var-Varlena"
  • L2 Cache Protection
  • Lazy XID
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8.3 also has a lot of cool features for PostgreSQL DBAs and developers, including:

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  • CSV Logging
  • MS Visual C++ support
  • ENUMs
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  • Integrated Tsearch
  • SSPI &amp; GSSAPI
  • Composite Type Arrays
  • pg_standby
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There are many, many other features included in this release. Visit the features list and the features matrix for more information, and browse the release notes to see the more than 300 patches that went into the release. You can even visit the press page.

Or just go ahead and download and install 8.3:

All of the more than 200 contributors to 8.3 are excited and relieved to deliver this version after 15 months of work. Upgrade, and enjoy the new features and faster performance!

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