Announcing pg_shard 1.2

Written by Jason Petersen
July 30, 2015

pg_shard continues to gain momentum as a straightforward sharding extension for PostgreSQL. We’re ecstatic each time we hear about a new deployment and are always considering what’s next.

We’ve been hard at work addressing some of those customer needs and have released a new version of pg_shard this week with our latest efforts. The changes in this release include:

  • Full CitusDB integration — Distribution metadata is always in sync with CitusDB
  • Better type support — Partition by enumeration or composite types
  • Planning improvements — Improved internal metadata locking and function checking
  • Usability enhancements — Better validations and error messages during use

Upgrading or installing is a breeze: see pg_shard’s GitHub page for detailed instructions.

Whether you want a distributed document store alongside your normal PostgreSQL tables or need the extra computational power afforded by a sharded cluster, pg_shard can help. We continue to grow pg_shard’s capabilities and are open to feature requests.

Got questions?

If you have any questions about pg_shard, please contact us using the pg_shard-users mailing list.

If you discover an issue when using pg_shard, please submit it to our issue tracker on GitHub.

Further information is available on our website, where you are free to contact us with any general questions you may have.

Jason Petersen

Written by Jason Petersen

Early team member at Citus Data. Plays piano, gardens, & samples new restaurants.