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Re: Fifth Draft - Press Release

From: Joshua Kramer <josh(at)bitbuckets(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Fifth Draft - Press Release
Date: 2004-08-31 18:16:19
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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 
> performance.
> Along with the new features come some new addins:
> - Slony-I is a replication system funded by dot-org domain registry 
> Afilias.
> - 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 
> and
> The PostgreSQL database can be downloaded freely at
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