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Streaming replication in PostgreSQL can be asynchronous or synchronous. The synchronous option provides greater data protection in case of disaster, or if a server or data center goes down. Synchronous replication does come with a performance penalty, which is why many people use the default asynchronous option if losing some data in case of disaster is not a big issue. For any application such as a financial application that cannot tolerate any data loss, synchronous replication is the answer. Synchronous replication […]

Interest in Postgres has risen to equal that of MySQL and IBM DB2 based on inquiries received by industry analyst firm Gartner, according to Gartner analyst Merv Adrian, who delivered that message during a panel at the recent Postgres Vision conference. Advances in Postgres have accelerated with the pace of business and organizations are turning to the EDB Postgres Platform from EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) for flexibility and speed-to-solution offered by the open source-based solution. EDB Postgres is a leading open source-based database […]