Toward PostgreSQL 13

In this final chapter of the book, you will discover the new features that the upcoming PostgreSQL 13 release is going to introduce. You will also learn what the main differences between PostgreSQL 13 and the previous stable 12 version are and how to prepare for a version upgrade. Presenting every new feature in detail is out of the scope of the chapter, and a few changes have been already introduced in the previous chapters and will be reviewed here.

The new features have been organized into categories as follows:

  • Replication
  • Administration of the cluster
  • The command-line interface (psql)
  • Performance
  • Backup and related tools

As you can imagine, not every feature fits into a single category, and not every category can ...

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