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PostgreSQL Keeps Evolving: Better Performance, Irix Dies

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Published on 17 November 2013 06:57 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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For those not closely watching the latest upstream developments of the PostgreSQL database server, a number of changes have been made recently to advance this major open-source project.

You can monitor PostgreSQL on Anzwix for all of the latest developments for the open-source database server, but some of the highlights include:

Performance Improvements - On Saturday was a performance improvement made for most built-in PostgreSQL aggregate numeric functions like SUM(), AVG(), STDDEV(), VARIANCE(), etc.

IRIS Dropping - The IRIX port to PostgreSQL has been removed. SGI is planning to end its IRIX operating system support around next month and hasn't shipped on any new hardware in years, so the PostgreSQL support is being eliminated.

Extended Cube On-Disk Format - Points are now more tightly packed for a benefit of disk savings.

Reworked SSL Renegotiation - The SSL renegotiation code has been reworked and some bugs have been fixed in the process.

Many Other Changes - PostgreSQL continues to receive new additions in Git almost daily.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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