Six New PostgreSQL 9.1 Features to Get Excited About

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Excerpt

PostgreSQL 9.1 will have even more features than any previous release. While every one of these features is exciting to someone, this talk will give you the six features which should make you consider PostgreSQL even if you never used it before.

Description

PostgreSQL 9.1 will have even more features than any previous release. While every one of these features is exciting to someone, this talk will give you the six features which should make you consider PostgreSQL even if you never used it before:

  • SQL/MED external data sources
  • Extensions & PGXN
  • Easy-admin replication tools
  • Synchronous Replication
  • Per-column Collations
  • Writetable Common Table Expressions

Each feature will be shown with both explanations and (in most cases) live demos. Since PostgreSQL 9.1 will be coming out around the same time as OSB, this will be your first chance to see it in action!

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    Josh Berkus

    PostgreSQL Project

    Biography

    Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL project. He is CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. and in his 12 years as a database consultant he has worked with CouchDB, MySQL, Oracle, and MSSQL Server as well as Postgres, and is heavily involved in many OSS communities, including BIRT, OSCON, OSfA, Noisebridge and more. He’s also a potter and a mean cook.

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