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Care To Know Clauses: All About SELECT, FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, HAVING, ORDER BY, and LIMIT

In this blog post, we visit, at a high-level, the major SQL clauses as they apply to PostgreSQL. There are many dialects of SQL but PostgreSQL’'s interpretation is the focus in this blog.

Utilizing Encryption to Strengthen PostgreSQL Database Security

This blog provides an overview of encryption for PostgreSQL as part of some of the overall measures needed to establish database security and keep your data protected.

Migrating from MSSQL to PostgreSQL - What You Should Know

If you are considering moving from a MSSQL environment to PostgreSQL, this blog provides a high level overview of what you should know to migrate between the two.

How to Create a Single Endpoint for your PostgreSQL Replication setup using HAProxy

PostgreSQL clients usually talk to a single endpoint, but what happens when you use a replication setup? Configuring the application to talk to the primary server does not work well if it fails! This blog reviews how HAProxy can be used on top of a replication setup, how to deploy and configure it, and how ClusterControl can help on these tasks.

How to Minimize RPO for Your PostgreSQL Databases Using Point in Time Recovery

In a disaster recovery plan, the amount of data you can afford to lose, also called RPO, is directly dependent on Point in Time Recovery (PITR) features of your data infrastructure.

In this blog, we will see what PITR is, when it’s needed, how to easily use it with ClusterControl; and how, when setup correctly, it is an important element of a  disaster recovery plan.

Dynamic Monitoring of PostgreSQL Instances Using pg_top

This blog provides installation and usage instructions for pg_top, a tool used to monitor PostgreSQL databases from the command line.

The “O” in ORDBMS: PostgreSQL Inheritance

PostgreSQL inheritance is a concept from object-oriented databases. It opens up interesting new possibilities of database design. In this blog, we will explore inheritance and how you can use it with your database setup.

Understanding Check Constraints in PostgreSQL

A check constraint is a type of integrity constraint in PostgreSQL which specifies a requirement that must be met by each row in a database table. The constraint must be a predicate. It can refer to a single column, or multiple columns of the table.

Tracking High Availability for PostgreSQL with Heartbeat

This blog details how you can use the program Heartbeat to deliver high availability for PostgreSQL.

How to Deploy PostgreSQL for High Availability

In this blog, we will review some important concepts of High Availability, possible database HA architectures and useful components when implementing PostgreSQL HA. Then we will see how to use ClusterControl to deploy an entire high availability stack for PostgreSQL.

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