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  • Open source PostgreSQL 9.1 beta released

    The PostgreSQL open source database project has released the first beta of version 9.1, which its developers say has more new features than appeared with the 9.0 release, including synchronous replication to help prevent data loss.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 May 11 00:00
  • Oracle MySQL rival PostgreSQL updated

    While Oracle trumpets its open source MySQL database management system this week at the company's OpenWorld conference, the creators behind MySQL's rival, PostgreSQL, have released a major new version of their rival database software.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 Sept. 10 02:13
  • PostgreSQL 9.0 release takes on cloud-scale workloads

    The latest generation of the open source PostgreSQL database is now available with version 9.0 adding support for new replication and failover capabilities, which its developers hope will accelerate adoption in cloud environments.

    Written by Rodney Gedda21 Sept. 10 02:55
  • New Postgres to add the polish

    With the impending release of version 9.0 of the open-source Postgres database, due in mid-August, the developers behind the project are hoping that the new features will attract more interest from enterprises.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 July 10 04:01
  • EnterpriseDB serves all-you-can-socket PostGres special

    EnterpriseDB, which offers a supported version of the open-source PostGres database, is now offering unlimited subscriptions that will allow organizations to run as many copies of the database server software as they desire. Total cost? US$40,000 per year.

    Written by Joab Jackson03 June 10 05:02
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  • PostgreSQL devs lift open source database to enterprise heights

    The release of the first beta of version 9.1 of the open source PostgreSQL database has opened a new era in enterprise-class reliability and data integrity that can compete with the big names, say its developers.

    Written by Rodney Gedda06 May 11 15:20
  • Aussie SkyMapper Telescope to “open new windows of exploration”

    SkyMapper, a newly-launched Australian observatory is playing a key role in the Southern Sky Survey project, a five-year initiative to map and study the observable universe from the southern hemisphere. Yet while Skymapper has the potential to find objects as large as Pluto drifting in our outer solar system and quasi-stellar objects on the far edge of the universe, scientists say the project is equally important because it heralds the arrival of a new era in astronomy -- one where researchers can draw on freely available online data about the universe instead of having to wait months, or even years, for a chance to observe the night sky through a billion-dollar physical telescope. The project is also powered by some serious IT and relies heavily on the open source community to run. It will also create one of Australia's largest databases at around 470 terabytes.

    Written by Tim Lohman15 June 09 12:38