“Big data” features coming in PostgreSQL 9.5 [LWN.net]

PostgreSQL 9.5 Alpha 2 is due to be released on August 6. Not only does the new version support UPSERT, more JSON functionality, and other new features we looked at back in July, it also has some major enhancements for “big data” workloads. Among these are faster sorts, TABLESAMPLE, GROUPING SETS and CUBE, BRIN indexes, and Foreign Data Wrapper improvements. Taken together, these features strengthen arguments for using PostgreSQL for data warehouses, and enable users to continue using it with bigger databases.
Source: “Big data” features coming in PostgreSQL 9.5 [LWN.net]