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Southeast Asia is becoming a focal point for the ongoing digital transformation wave amongst the emerging markets. More than half of Southeast Asia’s population now uses the internet, with the number of internet users in the region growing by 30 to 40 percent year on year. Digital transformation of economy and society has accelerated greatly; and emerging economies are increasingly using digital technologies to forge ahead in areas like e-commerce, banking and healthcare and other public services. As, we the people […]

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 […]