Posts by: davidrowley

Benchmark on a Parallel Processing Monster!

Last year I wrote about a benchmark which I performed on the Parallel Aggregate feature that I worked on for PostgreSQL 9.6.  I was pretty excited to see this code finally ship in September last year, however something stood out on the release announcement that I didn’t quite understand: Scale Up with Parallel Query Version 9.6…

The PostgreSQL 9.6 release is almost here!

The PostgreSQL 9.6 Release It feels like only just a few months ago that we were celebrating the release of PostgreSQL 9.5.0, but already we’re very close to the 9.6.0 release! For me personally, I’m very excited about this particular release of PostgreSQL. It was just 5 or 6 months ago that I was busy…

Parallel Aggregate – Getting the most out of your CPUs

A small peek into the future of what should be arriving for PostgreSQL 9.6. Today PostgreSQL took a big step ahead in the data warehouse world and we now are able to perform aggregation in parallel using multiple worker processes! This is great news for those of you who are running large aggregate queries over…