Author - Robert Bernier

Top 7 Reasons Why Security Goes Wrong In A Database System

Why Security Goes Wrong In A Database System

Today I’m going to talk about my favorite trope, “database security”.
When done right, a good security policy not only protects your data but improves performance, system stability, and enhances the development life-cycle. When done wrong it not only risks the confidentiality and integrity of your data but it leaves your organization open to significant […]

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PostgreSQL Security Missteps and Tips

postgresql security tips

Security, when done right, not only protects your data but improves performance, system stability, and enhances the development life-cycle. Because PostgreSQL security can easily become an all-encompassing activity, we’ll deal with the most common mechanisms.
Three files control security in the postgres data cluster but for our purposes, we’ll deal only with postgresql.conf and pg_hba.conf, […]

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Removing PostgreSQL Bottlenecks Caused by High Traffic

PostgreSQL Bottlenecks High Traffic

Taking our cue from Peter Zaitsev’s article on MySQL Performance Bottlenecks, I’m going to talk a little about the PostgreSQL perspective of removing bottlenecks caused by high traffic.
Many stacks these days are implemented by trusting the Object Relational Mapper, ORM, to do the right thing with PostgreSQL while one creates critical business logic on […]

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Working with PostgreSQL and PostGIS: How To Become A GIS Expert

postgresql postgis expert

Mastering Geographical Information Systems, better known simply as GIS, can be considered in some ways as a rite of passage. The complexities and challenges involved learning, what are ostensibly non-IT concepts, is steep. However, as they say, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat“. I’d like to share with you one way […]

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