PostgreSQL 8.0

I’ve very happy to see that PostgreSQL 8.0 is now officially released. There are all sorts of new features in 8.0 in several different areas. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Microsoft Windows Native Server
  • Savepoints
  • Point-In-Time Recovery
  • Tablespaces
  • Improved Buffer Management, CHECKPOINT, VACUUM
  • Change Column Types
  • New Perl Server-Side Language
  • Comma-separated-value (CSV) support in COPY
  • Support cross-data-type index usage
  • Add ability to prolong vacuum to reduce performance impact
  • Implement dollar quoting to simplify single-quote

Congrats to the whole PostgreSQL team, thank you for all of your hard work and diligence.

UPDATE 11:30am 19 Jan 2005: The announcement of PostgreSQL 8.0 is very popular, my PubSub watch list for “PostgreSQL” is just exploding with entries today.

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