Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PostgreSQL Past, Present, and Future: Moving The Goalposts

It's nice to see that PostgreSQL 9.5 is finally released!  There are a number of blog posts out about that already, not to mention stories in InfoWorld, V3, and a host of other publications.  Of all the publicity, though, I think my favorite piece is a retrospective post by Shaun Thomas reviewing how far PostgreSQL has come over the last five years.  As Shaun notes, both the scalability and the feature set of PostgreSQL have increased enormously over the last five years.  It's easy to miss when you look one release, even (as I do) one commit at a time, but the place where we are now is a whole new world compared to where we were back then.