Elephant in the room

PostgresSQL 9.2 released

Elliot Bentley
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Having been in development for over a year, version 9.2 of the hipster’s choice of database is now available to download.

Having
been in development for over a year, version 9.2 of the hipster’s
choice of database, PostgresSQL, is now available to
download
.

We
covered the beta release
in May, and little has changed in
terms of major features: the introduction of a JSON datatype and
new range types; index-only scans to improve performance, and
improvements to streaming replications, allowing cascading
replication. An exhaustive list of changes, including examples of
the new features at work, can be found on the PostgresSQL
wiki
.

The release is being particularly trumpeted for its speed
increases, with support for up to 64 cores touted as able to
provide up to 350,000 queries per second and up to 14,000 date
writers per second – fourfold and fivefold increases
respectively.

As per usual, this
release and its source
are available under the MIT-like
PostgreSQL
license
.

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