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Re: Release of Postgres-XC 1.0.0

From: Fernando Lozano <fernando(at)lozano(dot)eti(dot)br>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Release of Postgres-XC 1.0.0
Date: 2012-06-08 16:54:04
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Hi Michael,

Very interesting, but the docs states that it is "transparent" only for 
libpq clients. This means Java clients (using the type 4 JDBC driver) 
can't use PostgreSQL XC?

Also, as far as I understand the docs, I need something external do 
implement failover if I connect to a database server which comes offline 
(JBoss AS HA Datasources comes to mind), and there's no balancer 
included. Am I right?

[]s, Fernando Lozano

> Hi all,
> Postgres-XC, read&write-scalable multi-master symmetric cluster based 
> on PostgreSQL, version 1.0.0 is released.
> This project is seen as an open-source alternative to costly products 
> such as OracleRAC. Postgres-XC is based on the code of PostgreSQL, so 
> it can naturally use all its technologies, which are enhaunced to have 
> a shared-nothing multi-master PostgreSQL-based database cluster.
> This first stable version is based on PostgreSQL 9.1.4. All the 
> patches in PostgreSQL 9.1 stable branch have been merged up to commit 
> 873d1c1 (1st of June 2012).
> This includes the security fix related to pg_crypto dated of 30th of May.
> You can download the source tarball directly from here:
> This tarball contains all the HTML and man documentation.
> 30 bug fixes have been made since release of beta2, with some notable 
> enhancements:
> - Support for EXTENSION is fixed
> - Stabilization of the use of slave nodes in cluster
> - Fix of a bug related to read-only transactions, improving 
> performance by 15%.
> - Support of compilation for MacOSX
> About the scalability of this release, Postgres-XC 1.0.0 scales to a 
> factor of 3 when compared to a standalone server PostgreSQL 9.1.3 on 5 
> nodes using a benchmark called DBT-1.
> Compared to version Postgres-XC 0.9.7, the following features have 
> been added:
> - Fast query shipping (FQS), quick identification of expressions in a 
> query that can be pushed down to remote nodes
> - SERIAL types
> - Utility to clean up 2PC transactions in cluster (pgxc_clean)
> - Utility for initialization of GTM (global transaction manager, 
> utility called initgtm)
> - Relation-size functions and locking functions
> - Regression stabilization
> The documentation of 1.0, including release notes, is available here:
> The project can be followed on Source Forge: 
> And a couple of GIT repositories are used for development:
> - SourceForge: 
> - Github:
> The core team is currently working in the addition of new features for 
> the next major release including:
> - Merge with PostgreSQL 9.2
> - Data redistribution functionality, changing table distribution in 
> cluster with a simple ALTER TABLE
> - New functionalities related to online node addition and deletion for 
> a better user experience
> - Triggers
> - Planner improvements
> - Global constraints.
> The roadmap of the project is located here => 
> in section Roadmap.
> The project is under the same license as PostgreSQL, now managed under 
> a single entity called "Postgres-XC Development Group".
> In order to keep in touch with the project, whose development follows 
> the same model as PostgreSQL, you can register to the following 
> mailing lists:
> - postgres-xc-general(at)lists(dot)sourceforge(dot)net 
> <mailto:postgres-xc-general(at)lists(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, for general 
> questions. Registration can be done here: 
> - postgres-xc-developers(at)lists(dot)sourceforge(dot)net 
> <mailto:postgres-xc-developers(at)lists(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>. hachers mailing 
> list. Registration can be done here: 
> See you soon on the project mailing list, and have fun with this 
> stable release.
> -- 
> Michael Paquier
> Member of core team of Postgres-XC, and Postgres-XC Development Group

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