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Imperva, a provider of data and application security solutions, is actively running a research effort with the express goal of identifying attack methods on databases. They call their project StickyDB, a database decoy designed to deceive a would-be hacker into targeting their databases. Once hackers engage the database decoy and reveal their methods, Imperva has more knowledge to counter new exploits and harden their customer’s data security. Recently, the Imperva research team uncovered a technique targeted at their database decoy leveraging code […]

Financial Services Institutions Look to Open Source Today’s financial services institutions must innovate and evolve their technology to remain competitive during a time of great disruption. The need for rapid innovation and increasing digitalization is shining a light on the IT complexity many financial services institutions now face — untangling years of layered legacy systems. Legacy IT systems dominate many large financial services institutions, and it is safe to say that highly customized applications are a major issue. Many financial services […]

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 12 March 2018 – PGConf APAC has announced its third user conference, which will be held on March 22–23, 2018 in Singapore. Known to be the only large-scale PostgreSQL conference in Asia Pacific, PGConf APAC aims to create a platform for the developer community to network, exchange ideas, and get better equipped on Postgres. “This event is a part of the effort to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and knowledge to enhance PostgreSQL adoption […]

PostgreSQL has long been a popular database, loved by developers and database administrators for its ease of use, comprehensive and intuitive documentation, and reliability. Anyone at EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) could tell you that interest in PostgreSQL (also known as Postgres) has been growing rapidly in recent years, but that might be considered biased. Now, an unbiased source, DB-Engines, has announced that 2017 was a banner year for interest in Postgres. So much so that DB-Engines named Postgres “DBMS of the Year 2017”. DB-Engines is a website […]

In a recent support case, I came across a customer who used a clever way to create streaming replication base backups–by taking a Google Cloud instance and cloning it. With the proliferation of cloud computing, it’s very convenient to be able to create a block-level clone of a VM within minutes or even seconds, and it would be much faster than any program like scp or rsync. They had found it to be faster than pg_basebackup for sure, on the order of several […]

Since I just committed the last pending patch to improve hash indexes to PostgreSQL 11, and since most of the improvements to hash indexes were committed to PostgreSQL 10 which is expected to be released next week, it seems like a good time for a brief review of all the work that has been done over the last 18 months or so. Prior to version 10, hash indexes didn’t perform well under concurrency, lacked write-ahead logging and thus were not safe […]

This year, Red Hat Forum is celebrating individuals, explorers and the builders. Ashnik is joining them in recognizing the unsung heroes of the server room, the doers who keep the enterprises running. The theme of this year’s forum is ‘The Impact of the Individual’. Ashnik along with EDB Postgres is proud to be Gold Sponsors at the Red Hat Forum 2017, Singapore on 26th September and Jakarta on 28th September. We will be presenting on ‘How to transform your DBMS to […]

In a March blog post I talked about the mismatch between what people expect from Postgres in terms of hints, and what exists. In this blog post I would like to cover the more general case of when people should expect feature parity with their previous database, and when such expectations are unreasonable. First, imagine if every database had the features of every other database — that would be great for compatibility but terrible for usability. You would have so many ways of […]

IT is struggling to keep up with the speed of business. The business landscape shifts priorities and requirements faster than you can say “request a change order.” As technology choices increase, so does the complexity of the decision-making process for new solutions. IT is left asking: “how can we quickly leverage new technology without introducing more complexity and risk?” Business leaders are racing to develop new applications that leverage data and new technologies to fuel growth and drive competitive advantage. They […]

The world is experiencing the greatest information explosion in history: — 90% of the world’s data was created in the last five years, and most of it is unstructured. The volume, velocity, and variety of data are unprecedented. — Gartner says by 2020, 25 billion connected things will be generating data 24x7x365. This incredible expansion in the volume, velocity, and variety of data is the engine driving the torrid pace of innovation that we experience today. Companies everywhere strive to understand […]