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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 […]

For the last few weeks, I have been working with a key opportunity of Ashnik – a major Bank in Singapore, on designing a database solution for them. The solution will be based on EDB Postgres and will support one of the key applications for the bank. It can be considered as one of the most ambitious implementations of Postgres in the BFSI segment. On meeting their team for the first time, I realized that the bank is a mature user […]

In the current fast moving world, where time is precious and counted in terms of everything, can we imagine ourselves sitting in front of a laptop waiting for a webpage to open? How many of you reading this blog remember the days waiting to download grades report from the university site on the results day? That was an era before HA (High Availability). Why HA and Failover Manager? The real challenge for HA came in with the time constraint. For example, consider […]