PostgreSQL 9.6 Preparing To Release Next Week With Its Parallel Queries Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 25 September 2016 at 09:06 AM EDT. 11 Comments
PostgreSQL 9.6 is being prepared for release on 29 September as the database system's latest major update.

Arguably the biggest feature of the upcoming PostgreSQL 9.6 release is the parallel query support for scans, joins, and aggregates that should speed up the performance of SELECTs by a lot. There are also other improvements like synchronous replication on multiple standby servers, full-text search for phrases, and more.

The near-final release notes indicate some of the other highlights are optimizations around vacuum freeze operations, substantial performance improvements, much greater scalability on multi-socket servers, and various other changes.

Look for PostgreSQL 9.6 being formally announced in this next week ahead.
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