PostgreSQL 9.3 Has Writable External Data, New JSON
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 9 September 2013 at 10:11 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Version 9.3 of the popular open-source PostgreSQL database software has been released and it's bearing new features.

PostgreSQL 9.3 supports writable external data via its Foreign Data Wrappers for two-way data interchange, a higher-performance postgres_fdw federation driver, support for data page checksums, fast failover support, streaming-only remastering, and new database developer features. Some of the new features include new JSON functionality, automatically updateable VIEWs, parallel pg_dump for faster database backup, and LATERAL JOINs.

More details on the new PostgreSQL 9.3 features can be found out about at
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