PostgreSQL 9.5 Brings UPSERT & Big Data Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 7 January 2016 at 09:04 AM EST. 7 Comments
PostgreSQL 9.5 was officially released this morning with several exciting new features.

First up, PostgreSQL 9.5 adds UPSERT, a simplified shorthand for doing an INSERT to the database but on conflict to update the record. This PostgreSQL support also eases in migrating legacy MySQL programs to PostgreSQL.

PostgreSQL 9.5 also brings new big data features including BRIN indexing, faster sorts, CUBE / ROLLUP / GROUPING SETS, foreign data wrappers, and TABLESAMPLE.

PostgreSQL 9.5 also brings a new feature of Row-Level Security (RLS) for better per-row and per-column data access control. There are also many other improvements.

More details on PostgreSQL 9.5 can be found via Meanwhile, PostgreSQL 9.6 is already looking bright in development with parallel query support.
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