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Re: Theme of this release: Performance?

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Dimitri Fontaine <dim(at)hi-media(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Josh Tolley <eggyknap(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Theme of this release: Performance?
Date: 2007-08-24 04:12:43
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Dimitri Fontaine wrote:
> Le Thursday 23 August 2007 21:54:30 Alvaro Herrera, vous avez ?crit?:
> > So performance has always been part of the theme.  The question is _what
> > else_ will be theme this release ...
> Some of the (main) patches included, from the dedicated wiki page[1], are:
>   Tsearch2, big feature
>   HOT, performances & scalability
>   Async Commit, performance & scalability
>   Sync Scan, performance & scalability
>   Load distributed checkpoint, perfs & scalability
>   Updatable Cursors, feature
>   Circular buffer in tuplestore, perfs?
>   scan resistant buffer cache, perfs & scalability
>   varlena length, perfs & scalability
>   Index Advisor, scalability
> Sorry if some items are badly categorized, feel free to correct if it proves 
> useful for the topic. Same with missing important patches...
> What I'd propose as the main theme is scalability and ongoing features 
> completion. PostgreSQL has less and less missing from the other big 
> commercial ones, and is more and more capable of serving big databases in 
> demanding environments. More capable than competition? certainly, try out by 
> yourself...

I would say users are getting PostgreSQL features expected in 2010
today.  As for terms: flexibility, adapability, autotuning, new
capabilities for new workloads.  "PostgreSQL just got smarter."

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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