Tag: postgresql

Clustering

Top PG Clustering HA Solutions for PostgreSQL

If your system relies on PostgreSQL databases and you are looking for clustering solutions for HA, we want to let you know in advance that it is a complex task, but not impossible to achieve. We are going to discussion some solutions, from which you will be able to choose taking into account your requirements …

Miscellaneous

RDBMS Management on macOS

There was a time not so long ago that Database Administrators (DBAs) worked with database servers that were running on their company’s infrastructure, perhaps even nearby on the same floor.  Since the emergence of cloud database services like Amazon Aurora, Google Cloud SQL, and Oracle Database Cloud Service, this arrangement is all but obsolete.  Although …

Miscellaneous

Setting Up an Optimal Environment for PostgreSQL

Welcome to PostgreSQL, a powerful open source database system that can host anything from a few megabytes of customer data for a small-town-business, to hundreds of terabytes of ‘big data’ for multinational corporations. Regardless of the application, it’s likely that some setup and configuration help will be needed to get the database ready for action. …

Miscellaneous

How to Secure your PostgreSQL Database – 10 Tips

Once you have finished the installation process of your PostgreSQL database server it is necessary to protect it before going into production. In this post, we will show you how to harden the security around your database to keep your data safe and secure. 1. Client Authentication Control When installing PostgreSQL a file named pg_hba.conf …

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How to Decode the PostgreSQL Error Logs

PostgreSQL error reporting follows a style guide aimed at providing the database administrator with the information required to efficiently troubleshoot issues. Error messages normally contain a short description, followed by some detailed information, and a hint, if applicable, suggesting the solution. There are other fine details, explained in the guide, such as the use of …

Miscellaneous

An Overview of Database Indexing in PostgreSQL

Database Indexing is the use of special data structures that aim at improving performance, by achieving direct access to data pages. A database index works like the index section of a printed book: by looking in the index section, it is much faster to identify the page(s) which contain the term we are interested in. …

Performance

How to Benchmark PostgreSQL Performance

The purpose of benchmarking a database is not only to check capability of database, but also the behavior of a particular database against your application. Different hardwares provide different results based on the benchmarking plan that you set. It is very important to isolate the server (the actual one being benchmarked) from other elements like …

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PostgreSQL Schema Management Basics

Are you wondering what Postgresql schemas are and why they are important and how you can use schemas to make your database implementations more robust and maintainable? This article will introduce the basics of schemas in Postgresql and show you how to create them with some basic examples. Future articles will delve into examples of …

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Does Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Support External Monitoring Services? Yes It Does!

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL and MongoDB performance. You can run PMM in your own environment for maximum security and reliability. It provides thorough time-based analysis for MySQL and MongoDB servers to ensure that your data works as efficiently as possible. Starting with version 1.4.0 and improved in 1.7.0, PMM supports external monitoring services. This …

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A Case Study of Tuning Autovacuum in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

In a PostgreSQL database, the autovacuum process performs multiple critical maintenance operations. In addition to freezing the transaction ID to prevent it from wraparound, autovacuum also removes dead tuples to recover space usage. For databases with a high volume of write operations, it is recommended that you tune autovacuum to run frequently. Doing this helps …