TCP keepalive for a better PostgreSQL experience
© Laurenz Albe 2021 If you’ve heard about TCP keepalive but aren’t sure what that is, read on. If you’ve ever been surprised by error messages like: server closed the connection unexpectedly SSL SYSCALL error: EOF detected unexpected EOF on client connection could not receive data from client: Connection reset by peer then this article […]
WITH HOLD cursors and transactions in PostgreSQL
© Laurenz Albe 2021 Both cursors and transactions are basic ingredients for developing a database application. This article describes how cursors and transactions interact and how WITH HOLD can work around their limitations. We will also see the dangers involved and how to properly use WITH HOLD cursors in a PL/pgSQL procedure. Cursors in PostgreSQL […]
SHOW TABLES in PostgreSQL: what’s wrong with it?
In this article, I will answer the questions: why isn’t there a SHOW TABLES command in PostgreSQL, when will SHOW TABLES in PostgreSQL be available, and how do I list tables with native PostgreSQL methods? Why isn’t there a SHOW TABLES command in PostgreSQL? People who come from MySQL are always asking the same question: […]
OpenStreetMap service by CYBERTEC
In response to repeated customer requests seeking spatial datasets based on the OpenStreetMap service, CYBERTEC decided to start an initiative to address this demand. CYBERTEC implemented a “download OpenStreetMap” service which periodically generates extracts of OpenStreetMap data in various forms, and outputs the data as an sql dump to streamline and simplify its usage. Extracts […]