PostgreSQL 8.4

by Wolfram Saringer  (2009-07-07)
last change: 2009-07-07

Interesting additions to the administration tool suite (from the press release):

* Parallel Database Restore, speeding up recovery from backup up to 8 times
* Per-Column Permissions, allowing more granular control of sensitive data
* Per-database Collation Support, making PostgreSQL more useful in multi-lingual environments
* In-place Upgrades through pg_migrator (beta), enabling upgrades from 8.3 to 8.4 without extensive downtime
* New Query Monitoring Tools, giving administrators more insight into query activity
* Greatly Reduced VACUUM Overhead through the Visibility Map
* New Monitoring Tools for current queries, query load and deadlocks

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