Friday, June 01, 2012

pgstatview: Visualize your PostgreSQL in a minute

As you all may know, understanding activities inside database management system is one of the important, but difficult and painful tasks for DBAs, not only for newbies, but also experienced DBAs. I saw many DBAs struggling with PostgreSQL because of such difficulties.

Today, I'd like to introduce a brand-new tool, pgstatview.
pgstatview, a new visualization tool for PostgreSQL, has been developed to help DBAs and make it easier to understand what is actually going on inside PostgreSQL.

pgstatview allows DBA to visualize database activities with using several metrics both inside and outside PostgreSQL: transaction commit/rollbacks, tuple inserts/updates/deletes, cache hit ratio, bgwriter writes, WAL writes, and so on. You can see some sample reports here: Sample 1, Sample 2.

pgstatview has its unique advantages.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Japan PostgreSQL Users Group received Achievement Award 2011 from DBSJ

Today, Japan PostgreSQL Users Group (JPUG) has been awarded Achievement Award 2011 from the Database Society of Japan (DBSJ), the largest (umbrella) database research community in Japan, because of its activities on database research, educating engineers and promoting database technology in Japan.

This is actually impressive thing in the JPUG history, and in my mind. I really appreciate many people, not only in Japan, but also around the world, who were/are working on PostgreSQL and relating activities. Thank you so much.

I, as chairperson of the board of JPUG directors, had a short talk, "PostgreSQL and Communities", at the ceremony today.

Monday, January 30, 2012

PostgreSQL Conference 2012 on February 24 in Japan

Japan PostgreSQL Users Group will be having an annual 1day technical conference, PostgreSQL Conference 2012, on February 24 in Tokyo. There will be two keynote sessions and 13 sessions on PostgreSQL.
(The photo was taken by @koyhoge at PostgreSQL Conference 2011)