Recently I noticed that more and more cases that I deal with could use some partitioning. And while theoretically most people know about it, it's definitely not a very well-understood feature, and sometimes people are scared of it.
So, I'll try to explain, to my best knowledge, what it is, why one would want to use it, and how to actually make it happen.
Continue reading Partitioning – what? why? how?
Some time ago someone on irc asked interesting question. One that I couldn't answer then (didn't have an immediate idea, and didn't have time to spend on looking into it).
Now, I have some more time, and despite the fact that the person that had this problem no longer cares about it (he found some solution himself if I recall correctly), decided to look into it.
Continue reading Filling in the blanks
On 1st of June, Andrew Dunstan committed patch:
Rename jsonb_replace to jsonb_set and allow it to add new values
The function is given a fourth parameter, which defaults to true. When
this parameter is true, if the last element of the path is missing
in the original json, jsonb_set creates it in the result and assigns it
the new value. If it is false then the function does nothing unless all
elements of the path are present, including the last.
Based on some original code from Dmitry Dolgov, heavily modified by me.
Catalog version bumped.
Continue reading Waiting for 9.5 – Rename jsonb_replace to jsonb_set and allow it to add new values
Some time ago Karl Bartel asked me to add ability to parse plans that were done using “ANALYZE ON, TIMING OFF". Initially I didn't see the point, but he said that explain.depesz.com allows him to hide parts of the tree, and other columns (aside from actual time) are extracted and presented in more readable way.
OK. Got his point, but was busy. Finally today committed:
Now – plans made using analyze without timing work nicely. In process also fixed display of nodes that never were executed.
And now time for some bragging, a.k.a. statistics:
Continue reading New functionality on explain.depesz.com, and some statistics