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PostgreSQL 9.3 Has Writable External Data, New JSON

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Published on 09 September 2013 10:11 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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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 PostgreSQL.org.

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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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