On 22nd of March, Tom Lane committed patch: Allow foreign tables to participate in inheritance. Foreign tables can now be inheritance children, or parents. Much of the system was already ready for this, but we had to fix a few things of course, ...

( title, in case you don't know, comes from excellent "movie" about databases ) The secret ingredient is of course sharding. Can we do sharding in PostgreSQL? First, let's define what sharding is:

as you perhaps know there is this site/blog called high scalability. it contains articles about various things related to performance, scalability, availability and so on. usually, when there is something about databases, it is about mysql. luckily for us, today they ...