CHAR(1) to Boolean transformation while migrating to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL supports a wide variety of data types when compared to a few commercial databases like Oracle. For performance benefits, it may be wise to choose the optimal data types supported in PostgreSQL, instead of choosing the same ones as the source, while migrating from another database. In this article, we are going to discuss one such case

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How difficult is to create a database software like PostgreSQL ?

Recently on twitter, i have seen a poll by Qovery asking how hard is it to create a database like PostgreSQL. With no surprise, people mostly voted it as “Very hard”. However, the word “like” in this question is very ambiguous, as rightly said in one of the comments by Dave Cramer, who is one of the very

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pgBackRest – The Best Postgres Backup Tool with a very active community

A reliable backup tool with an ability to perform a point in time recovery (PITR) is a usual enterprise need. Postgres includes a backup tool called pg_basebackup for full backups. It is great for a database of a few hundreds of GBs in size but currently lacks the support for parallel, incremental and differential backups. This makes it

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Handling Global Associative Arrays in PostgreSQL

While migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL, most of the developers ask about the options available in Handling Global associative arrays in PostgreSQL. It might get challenging if the variables need to be accessible in the Exception block. To avoid developers from finding it difficult while performing conversions of PL/SQL from Oracle to PostgreSQL, we are writing this blog

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A Bug on Aurora PostgreSQL 12 causes Autovacuum to hang forever

Amazon recently announced the release of Aurora PostgreSQL 12. This announcement may have encouraged several customers to upgrade from their existing Aurora PostgreSQL 10.x or 11.x to Aurora PostgreSQL 12.4. The Community PostgreSQL 12 has been one of the greatest releases ever with a big list of features and performance optimizations. So, it may be fair to assume

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