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PostgreSQL Triggers and Stored Function Basics

By building DML code into PostgreSQL, we can avoid duplicate implementation of data-related code in multiple separate applications that interface with the database. This ensures consistent execution of DML for data validation, data cleansing, or other functionality such as data auditing (i.e., logging changes) or maintaining a summary table independently of any calling application. In this blog, we’ll look at the basics of triggers and stored functions in PostgreSQL.

Failover for PostgreSQL Replication 101

Failover is a procedure that we hope we won’t have to use, but we must know how it works. In this blog, we will be cover the basic definitions of failover in PostgreSQL replication, and some example scenarios where failover can be useful.

More of My Favorite PostgreSQL Queries - and Why They Also Matter

This is the follow up to the popular blog ‘My favourite PostgreSQL queries and why they matter’. This new blog focusses on a particular query, multi-row UPDATE with a single CASE expression, and makes comparisons between that particular query, and one involving multiple single UPDATE statements.

ClusterControl Release 1.6.2: New Backup Management and Security Features for MySQL & PostgreSQL

This blog provides an overview of the new Backup Management and Security & Compliance features for MySQL & PostgreSQL in the ClusterControl 1.6.2 release.

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Custom Trigger Based Upgrades for PostgreSQL

This blog provides an overview of custom trigger based upgrades for PostgreSQL; and some insight into how computer game strategies can be lessons for database administration life.

PostgreSQL Log Analysis with pgBadger

pgBadger is a PostgreSQL log analyzer, it takes the log output from a running PostgreSQL instance and processes it into an HTML file. The report it generates can help shed light on errors happening in the system, checkpoint behavior, vacuum behavior, trends, and other basic, but crucial information for a PostgreSQL system. This blog provides an overview of pgBadger, as well as how to get the most out of it.

Integrating Tools to Manage PostgreSQL in Production

As a follow up to the popular blog “Ten Tips for Going into Production with PostgreSQL”, this blog explores the different types of tools you would need to effectively run a PostgreSQL instance in a production environment.

PostgreSQL Tuning: Key Things to Drive Performance

This blog provides several high-level tips for getting the most performance out of your PostgreSQL setups.

Architecture and Tuning of Memory in PostgreSQL Databases

How does PostgreSQL manage memory, and how can we tune it?
This blog provides an overview of memory management in PostgreSQL, the configuration parameters available, and tips on how to optimize them.

Tuning Input/Output (I/O) Operations for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL I/O is quite reliable, stable and performant on pretty much any hardware, including cloud.  In this blog, we detail steps you can take to tune the input and outputs of your PostgreSQL database.