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Submitted by admin on Fri, 2008-05-16 13:20.

FAST is previewing its latest Postgres high availability initiative, HiAv Solution for Postgres at OpenCeBIT in Sydney, Australia on May 20th, 21st and 22nd. HiAv solution features easily administered Switchover, Failover, Load Balancing and Monitoring capabilities for an Enterprise-grade high availability and disaster recovery Postgres system.

Over time, many businesses progress from initially using Postgres with new or non-critical applications to a more full-blooded adoption of it as a key strategic element of their IT infrastructure. In some instances, the original plan was to transition from Postgres to a 'brand-name' as soon as the application's worth to the business is clear and established – putting it on a more 'solid footing' so to speak. At FAST we meet businesses facing this scenario from time to time, and it is almost always the case that, when the moment comes, there is no reasonable business justification to migrate away from Postgres. Because it just works, and because it scales, and because the cost of migration can't quite justify the required licence-cost inflated capital expenditure, Postgres stays put.

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2007-04-27 09:56.

The main thrust of the FSP team at Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST) is to promote PostgreSQL for business use. I have yet to meet someone who doubts PostgreSQL’s enterprise pedigree – that is, it’s ability to perform cost-effectively as a major component of a mid to large sized organisation’s most critical business IT system. This is the ‘acid test’ for a business owner (or the responsible CIO) and arguments about TCO, licencing or even open source itself may be less of a consideration.

Submitted by liamod on Thu, 2006-12-21 09:29.

Gavin Sherry is Australia's leading PostgreSQL expert, and a prominent PostgreSQL community member.

Gavin recently gave an enlightening tech talk on the internals of PostgreSQL, in which he discussed functionality such as Write-Ahead Logging (WAL) in great detail, and explored various other issues which may be of relevance to PostgreSQL DBAs everywhere.

We're pleased to provide the first video in this four part series to the community in order to disseminate Gavin's knowledge to all those interested.

The video can be viewed here.

Submitted by liamod on Mon, 2006-12-04 09:20.

I have been involved with the Fujitsu Supported PostgreSQL programme since its inception just over 2 years ago. Fujitsu’s PostgreSQL interests and activities however go back further than that and in total the organisation has embraced PostgreSQL for more than three years.

Why is Fujitsu fascinated with PostgreSQL? Probably because of the organisation’s great history of technical innovation and scientific pedigree which mirrors that of PostgreSQL and it’s supporting community. PostgreSQL is a good fit for Fujitsu and vice versa.

Though it may seem strange to draw parallels between a commercial organisation with business ambitions and an open source community, the common thread of building great technology and the excitement surrounding that, unites our respective groups.

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