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I wish I could be at PGWest

I wish I could go to PGWest this year. A lot of great work has been done on PostgreSQL in the last year and a half. There’s a new release with built-in replication, and there are in-place upgrades. That solves two of what I think are its three biggest shortcomings in many large-scale database deployments. (Lack of index-only queries is the third shortcoming.)

PGWest is the first major conference about Postgres since the 9.0 release, so all the cool stuff is happening there. I encourage MySQL users to go to it as well – there is a lot to learn from PostgreSQL. Just remember to be polite and don’t start, encourage, or tolerate any sniping between MySQL and Postgres fans.

Posted on Tue, Oct 19, 2010. Approximately 200 Words.

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