postgresql

  • Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    While Microsoft’s big Azure database news today is the launch of Cosmos DB, its new “planet-scale” distributed database service, there is a good chance that many developers will be more interested in a slightly smaller update to Azure’s database portfolio. At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL. Read More

  • AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgreSQL support in Aurora

    AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgreSQL support in Aurora

    There were a lot of jokes and comments at Oracle’s expense today at the AWS re:Invent conference, but perhaps the boldest statement came when AWS announced it  was adding PostgreSQL support to the AWS Aurora database, making it easier to move an Oracle database to the AWS cloud. Even as Oracle makes its own move to the cloud, it is still held up as the prime example of the… Read More

  • Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Sometimes necessity truly is the mother of invention, and such was the case recently with Citus Data, the company that helps you extend Postgres SQL and run analytics across massive amounts of data in near real-time. The “near” part was the problem, because while Postgres SQL had the real-time capability, CitusDB, the Citus Data product, did not. This was gap they wanted to… Read More

  • Heroku Forces Customer Upgrade To Fix Critical PostgreSQL Security Hole

    Heroku Forces Customer Upgrade To Fix Critical PostgreSQL Security Hole

    Heroku customers are getting first access to a critical update to the PostgreSQL database system that will patch a major security hole. The overall PostgreSQL community will get access to an update on Thursday. Here’s the statement from Heroku: Heroku Postgres databases will be undergoing a brief but important update between today Monday (April 1st) and Wednesday (April 3rd). During… Read More

  • Citus Data Launches CitusDB, An Analytics Database Based On Google Dremel With Parallel Processing At Its Core

    Citus Data Launches CitusDB, An Analytics Database Based On Google Dremel With Parallel Processing At Its Core

    Citus Data has launched CitusDB for Hadoop, a service that can process petabytes of data within seconds. The offering shows once again that the new class of analytics databases that can analyze everything from data to entire libraries of digital books are the next big thing. Read More

  • Your Database Is Probably Terrible

    Your Database Is Probably Terrible

    Databases aren’t sexy, but they’re the absolute foundation of the tech world, the ground on which all of its edifices are constructed. You probably use a hundred every day. At least. They’re like the Spice in Dune: “S/he who controls the database, controls the universe!” Well, don’t look now, but that universe is beginning to quake. Read More

  • Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

    Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

    Today Heroku, a platform cloud company owned by Salesforce.com, released a free PostgreSQL app for Macintosh OSX called Postgres.app. You can download the beta here today, and it will be available on the Mac App Store within the next couple weeks. The app is also on GitHub. OS X Lion and Mountain Lion are supported. Read More