Author - Ibrar Ahmed

PostgreSQL Database Security: What You Need To Know

PostgreSQL Database Security

When we are talking about database security, it encompasses different modules of different areas. It is a very vast topic because, with databases, we need need to secure the whole ecosystem, not just the database node. The figure below shows the major breakdown of the “parts” which need to be secure. It is clearly […]

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PostgreSQL 13 New Feature: dropdb –force

postgresql dropdb --force

There have been many big features added to PostgreSQL 13, like Parallel Vacuum, de-duplication of indexes, etc., and a complete list can be found at PostgreSQL 13 release notes. Along with the big features, there are also small ones added, including dropdb –force.
Dropdb –force
A new command-line option is added to dropdb command, and a […]

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Postgresql_fdw Authentication Changes in PostgreSQL 13

Postgresql_fdw Authentication Changes in PostgreSQL 13

PostgreSQL 13 is released with some cool features, such as index enhancement, partition enhancements, and many others. Along with these enhancements, there are some security-related enhancements that require some explanation. There are two major ones: one is related to libpq and the other is related to postgres_fdw. As it is known that postgres_fdw  is […]

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Index Improvements in PostgreSQL 13

index improvements postgresql 13

Indexes are one of the core features of all the database management systems (DBMS). Indexes have a very long history in PostgreSQL, which has quite a rich set of index features. PostgreSQL has B-Tree, Hash,  GIN, GIST, and BRIN indexes. And because the development around indexes is still going on, PostgreSQL 13 provides some […]

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Migrating to PostgreSQL Version 13: Incompatibilities You Should Be Aware Of

Migrating to PostgreSQL Version 13

The PostgreSQL 13 Beta is out in the testing phase with a rich feature set. It is a very good learning effort to participate in the testing of one of the finest databases in the world. It does not matter how much development, coding, and administration experience you have for the testing of the […]

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