CitusDB Releases An Open-Source PostgreSQL Tool That Promises Better Database Performance


CitusDB, a database analytics startupthat is hoping to take on big boys like Oracle, today announced the release of CSTORE, a columnar store extension for PostgreSQL. The open-source tool, which the company says is the first for PostgreSQL, is available for a free download starting today.

“Columnar stores bring notable benefits for analytic workloads where data is loaded in batches,†said the company in a blog post. That means that companies using this tool could get much better database performance. How much better? CitusDB claims a 2x increase in query times and a data read reduction time of 10x. What’s more, company CEO Umur Cubukcu said in an email that faster analytics queries through advanced optimizations and ~3x compression could drive down storage costs.

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