Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bolsena #2: PostgreSQL news

Following up on the last post, I've implemented a small patch against PostgreSQL-JDBC, and sent it to on the PostgreSQL JDBC mailing list. Oliver Jowett then kindly wrote a small benchmark to test my changes, and it seems indeed to be quite a bit faster than the original version.

That said, I've also asked about using a binary protocol to connect to the database, and there has indeed been work on that. So we can hope to get a faster version sometime in the future, which does not require special handling of bytea fields any more.