The open source PostgreSQL database project is continuing to improve performance in its latest release as well provide users with enhanced monitoring capabilities.
The PostgreSQL 13 release became generally available on Sept. 24 and is the first major update of the popular open source database since the PostgreSQL 12 release that debuted in Oct. 2019. With PostgreSQL 13, a series of administrative optimizations help database administrators to improve operations.
The new release also includes features that provide performance gains over previous releases.
PostgreSQL itself is growing in popularity and many third-party database management vendors, including public cloud providers, offer PostgreSQL-compatible interfaces.
Hybrid and public cloud adoption by larger enterprises should drive even more for PostgreSQL adoption, said Carl Olofson, research vice president at IDC.
“PostgreSQL 13 improvements seem to be mainly about efficiency, which can be huge because resource waste is a key source of poor database performance,” he said. “The wide range of improvements points to the benefit of developing technology in an open source manner.”
Carl OlofsonResearch vice-president, IDC