The next major release of the PostgreSQL open source database system, version 10, aims to satisfy the SQL faithful.
Over the last few years, conventional databases have rolled in more features inspired by or borrowed outright from NoSQL. PostgreSQL added such features in previous versions, but version 10 contains several major SQL-centric changes that lay the foundation for other, long-desired improvements.
Little changes, big steps
A blog post by Robert Haas, vice president and chief architect at EnterpriseDB, a commercial support and services company for PostgreSQL, itemizes the big changes. Standouts from that list include the following: