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Docker, containers

Easy PostgreSQL Cluster Recipe Using Docker 1.12 and Swarm

December 22, 2016

In this blog I’ll show you how to deploy a PostgreSQL cluster using the latest Docker 1.12 technology. Updates to Docker in their 1.12 release greatly simplify deploying a PostgreSQL cluster. IP addresses and hostnames used in this blog are just examples and not mandated.

PostgreSQL, PGConf

A Committer's Preview of PGConf.EU 2016 - Part 3

October 27, 2016

Today, I am wrapping up my preview of next week's PGConf.EU conference. I'm really excited about all of the excellent topics and speakers that we get to choose from! Once again, here's the full Schedule.


On Friday morning, I have to recommend Arthur Zakirov and Oleg Bartunov’s talk on Better Full Text Search in PostgreSQL, even if you don’t use any Full Text Search today, they will be discussing the new RUM indexing capability which is currently being worked on.  If that isn’t your thing, then definitely check out Jan Wieck’s talk on Peeking into the black hole called PL/pgSQL - The new PL profiler.

PostgreSQL, PGConf

A Committer's Preview of PGConf.EU 2016 - Part 2

October 26, 2016

Today, I will continue with my preview of the exciting talks at the upcoming PGConf.EU conference. In Part 1, I discussed the talks that will happen on Wednesday. Today, I want to dive into the Thursday sessions.


Starting in early on Thursday morning,if you haven’t tracked all the fantastic progress we’vemade with PostgreSQL 9.6 then definitely go to Magnus Hagander’s talk on What's New in PostgreSQL 9.6.  If all of that is old news to you and you’re looking at PG10 with the other developers, then the talk to be at is Anastasia Lubennikova and Konstantin’s on Page Level Compression and Encryption in Postgres, which is an absolutely amazing and fantastic direction for PostgreSQL to be going in and I’m quite excited about it.


PostgreSQL, PGConf

A Committer's Preview of PGConf.EU 2016 - Part 1

October 25, 2016

Only one week left til PGConf.EU in Tallinn, Estonia!

Next week will be PGConf.EU’s 8th conference, having traveled to many different parts of Europe, and lately moving on a North-East trajectory, two years ago in Madrid, last year in Vienna, is now in Tallinn, Estonia with another fantastic line-up of talks.  


Here are the talks which I am most interested in this year.  Warning for the unwary, I’m a PostgreSQL Committer, so I tend to be quite developer heavy when it comes to my talk selections.

Crunchy Latest, Managing PostgreSQL

pgAudit: Auditing Database Operations Part 2

October 14, 2016


In the last blog post, pgAudit was configured to audit entire classes of statements (session auditing). Session auditing works great, but it can generate a lot of logs and not every administrator needs all that information. In this blog post pgAudit will be configured to use an auditing role to watch only specific objects.

Crunchy Latest, Managing PostgreSQL

pgAudit: Auditing Database Operations Part 1

October 03, 2016

 The PostgreSQL Audit extension (pgaudit) provides detailed session and/or object audit logging via the standard PostgreSQL logging facility.

Managing PostgreSQL

pgBackRest - Reliable PostgreSQL Backup & Restore

September 20, 2016

In our ongoing series of blog posts designed to help you better run, manage, and support PostgreSQL, today we have a post discussing pgBackRest, a powerful open source tool for managing backups and restores of PostgreSQL databases...

Crunchy Latest, PostgreSQL Containers

Creating a PostgreSQL Cluster using Helm for Kubernetes

September 16, 2016

As we have discussed previouslyCrunchy Data supplies a set of open source PostgreSQL and PostgreSQL related containers. The Crunchy PostgreSQL Container Suite includes containers that deploy, monitor, and administer the open source PostgreSQL database, for more details view this GitHub repositoryIn this post we’ll show you how to deploy a PostgreSQL cluster using Helm, a Kubernetes package manager. 

Crunchy Latest

PostgreSQL Monitoring Within Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

August 01, 2016

In this blog post, we will discuss how PostgreSQL metrics are collected and stored as part of the Crunchy Container Suite project running within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Crunchy Data is a Red Hat Technology Connect and OpenShift Primed partner.

Advanced Crunchy Containers for PostgreSQL

July 05, 2016


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