Extending PostgreSQL for fun: with cats

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Perhaps you’ve thought I wish I had more cats in my Postgres database before. We certainly have. Just the other day we were lamenting some of the differences between MySQL and PostgreSQL, particularly the way that MySQL has case-insensitive matching using the LIKE operator, while Postgres has LIKE and ILIKE. This got us thinking, it’d […]

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Second strike with Lightning!

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We put Kyoto Cabinet under the gun recently as a means to improve Redis. The Anchor Propulsion/Internet Laboratory validated Kyoto Cabinet as “fresh”, but extended live testing has revealed sub-optimal behaviour in some situations. To recap, we used Kyoto Cabinet to give Redis near-realtime disk persistence with a greatly reduced memory footprint; we called this […]

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Extending Redis to scratch an itch

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Redis has become one of the most popular “noSQL” datastores in recent times, and for good reason. Customers love it because it’s fast and fills a niche, and we love it because it’s well behaved and easy to manage. In case you’re not familiar with Redis, it’s a key-value datastore (not a database in the […]

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PostgreSQL 8.4

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Good news, everyone! PostgreSQL 8.4 is out, as of several weeks ago. Okay, this isn’t “new” news, but it’s not at all ungood, delay or otherwise. You can catch the feature list here, there’s some good stuff: http://www.postgresql.org/about/press/features84.html Of course the real trick is getting more of our customers to use the superior alternative, *le […]

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