Looking Back at Postgres

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Postgres has been around for a long time, and it has formed the core of many many analytical databases that you likely use today: Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Par Accel (and thus Redshift), CitusDB. The history of the project goes back to UC Berkeley and Michael Stonebreaker.

You don't need to know anything from this article in order to do your job, but Postgres is the air that we all breathe today. It's useful to know your history!

Don't let the arXiv link dissuade you—it's an easy read.

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