Introduction of autovacuum and bgwriter charts dedicated to PostgreSQL in Netdata


This post shows how PostgreSQL use statistics and the restrictions with JSONB type


Almost everyone has heard of partitioning and logical replication in PostgreSQL 10. Have you heard about the support of ICU collations (International Components for Unicode)?

This article will present what this new feature is but also the possible gains by exploiting abbreviated keys.


PostgreSQL 10 is coming soon, it is scheduled for tomorrow : See this commit

This release includes expected features :

  • Logical replication
  • Native partitioning
  • Better parallelism support
  • Multi-column statistics

For an exhaustive list see:

In this article I will expose you performance improvements that are not listed in the releases notes! Surprisingly, the community does not list these kinds of improvements: they do not represent a significant change from user experience.


During last PGDay I gave a presentation how Full Text Search works in PostgreSQL. This feature is unfortunately not well known. I see several reasons for this: Complexity: The FTS uses unknown notions from DBA: stemming, vector representation of a document … The tendency to use a dedicated tool for full-text search: ElasticSearch, SOLR … PostgreSQL’s advanced features are not known. However, there are several advantages to use the PostgreSQL FTS:



Full text search is a technique for finding information in a document.

This type of index looks promising for high volumetry where there is a strong correlation between the data and their location.