Database vendor open sources Postgres-XL for scale-out workloads by Derrick Harris.
From the post:
Database software company TransLattice has rebuilt the popular PostgreSQL database as a clustered system designed for handling large datasets. The open-source product, called Postgres-XL, is designed to be just like regular Postgres, only more scalable and also functional as a massively parallel analytic database.
That’s interesting news but I puzzled over a comment that Derrick makes:
Postgres-XL is among a handful of recent attempts to turn Postgres into a more fully functional database.
True, there are projects to add features to Postgres that it previously did not have but I would not characterize them as making Postgres “…a more fully functional database.”
PostgreSQL is already a fully functional database, a rather advanced one. It may lack some feature someone imagines as useful, but the jury is still out on whether such added “features” are features or cruft.