On 21st of October, Robert Haas committed patch:
postgres_fdw: Push down aggregates to remote servers.
Now that the upper planner uses paths, and now that we have proper hooks
to inject paths into the upper planning process, it's possible for
foreign data wrappers to arrange to push aggregates to the remote side
instead of fetching all of the rows and aggregating them locally. This
figures to be a massive win for performance, so teach postgres_fdw to
Jeevan Chalke and Ashutosh Bapat. Reviewed by Ashutosh Bapat with
additional testing by Prabhat Sahu. Various mostly cosmetic changes
Continue reading Waiting for PostgreSQL 10 – postgres_fdw: Push down aggregates to remote servers.
On 18th of March, Robert Haas committed patch:
Directly modify foreign tables.
postgres_fdw can now sent an UPDATE or DELETE statement directly to
the foreign server in simple cases, rather than sending a SELECT FOR
UPDATE statement and then updating or deleting rows one-by-one.
Etsuro Fujita, reviewed by Rushabh Lathia, Shigeru Hanada, Kyotaro
Horiguchi, Albe Laurenz, Thom Brown, and me.
Continue reading Waiting for 9.6 – Directly modify foreign tables.
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, mostly in the area of planner and executor handling of row locks.
As side effects of this, allow foreign tables to have NOT VALID CHECK
constraints (and hence to accept ALTER ... VALIDATE CONSTRAINT), and to
accept ALTER SET STORAGE and ALTER SET WITH/WITHOUT OIDS. Continuing to
disallow these things would've required bizarre and inconsistent special
cases in inheritance behavior. Since foreign tables don't enforce CHECK
constraints anyway, a NOT VALID one is a complete no-op, but that doesn't
mean we shouldn't allow it. And it's possible that some FDWs might have
use for SET STORAGE or SET WITH OIDS, though doubtless they will be no-ops
An additional change in support of this is that when a ModifyTable node
has multiple target tables, they will all now be explicitly identified
in EXPLAIN output, for example:
Update on pt1 (cost=0.00..321.05 rows=3541 width=46)
Update on pt1
Foreign Update on ft1
Foreign Update on ft2
Update on child3
-> Seq Scan on pt1 (cost=0.00..0.00 rows=1 width=46)
-> Foreign Scan on ft1 (cost=100.00..148.03 rows=1170 width=46)
-> Foreign Scan on ft2 (cost=100.00..148.03 rows=1170 width=46)
-> Seq Scan on child3 (cost=0.00..25.00 rows=1200 width=46)
This was done mainly to provide an unambiguous place to attach "Remote SQL"
fields, but it is useful for inherited updates even when no foreign tables
Shigeru Hanada and Etsuro Fujita, reviewed by Ashutosh Bapat and Kyotaro
Horiguchi, some additional hacking by me
Continue reading Waiting for 9.5 – Allow foreign tables to participate in inheritance. – A.K.A. PostgreSQL got sharding.
On 10th of July, Tom Lane committed patch:
Implement IMPORT FOREIGN SCHEMA.
This command provides an automated way to create foreign table definitions
that match remote tables, thereby reducing tedium and chances for error.
In this patch, we provide the necessary core-server infrastructure and
implement the feature fully in the postgres_fdw foreign-data wrapper.
Other wrappers will throw a "feature not supported" error until/unless
they are updated.
Ronan Dunklau and Michael Paquier, additional work by me
Continue reading Waiting for 9.5 – Implement IMPORT FOREIGN SCHEMA.
On 10th of March, Tom Lane committed patch:
Support writable foreign tables.
This patch adds the core-system infrastructure needed to support updates
on foreign tables, and extends contrib/postgres_fdw to allow updates
against remote Postgres servers. There's still a great deal of room for
improvement in optimization of remote updates, but at least there's basic
functionality there now.
KaiGai Kohei, reviewed by Alexander Korotkov and Laurenz Albe, and rather
heavily revised by Tom Lane.
Continue reading Waiting for 9.3 – Support writable foreign tables.
Well, saying that on particular date someone committed patch, wouldn't be really telling. In fact various bits and pieces of underlying logic have been committed for a long time, but now we finally have some functionality visible and available to end users.
This became the case thanks to these two commits, both committed on 20th of February, by Tom Lane.
Implement an API to let foreign-data wrappers actually be functional.
This commit provides the core code and documentation needed. A contrib
module test case will follow shortly.
Shigeru Hanada, Jan Urbanski, Heikki Linnakangas
Add contrib/file_fdw foreign-data wrapper for reading files via COPY.
This is both very useful in its own right, and an important test case
for the core FDW support.
This commit includes a small refactoring of copy.c to expose its option
checking code as a separately callable function. The original patch
submission duplicated hundreds of lines of that code, which seemed pretty
Shigeru Hanada, reviewed by Itagaki Takahiro and Tom Lane
Continue reading Waiting for 9.1 – Foreign data wrapper