Thursday, September 27, 2007

PostgreSQL for Solaris 10

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system with more than 15 years of active development. Its SQL implementation strongly conforms to the ANSI-SQL 92/99 standards.
Sun has included PostgreSQL in Solaris 10 since the 6/06 release. Sun provides an 18-page "PostgreSQL How To" guide in PDF and HTML.

Table of contents for the How To guide:
  1. PostgreSQL for Solaris: Overview
  2. Starting PostgreSQL for the First Time
  3. PostgreSQL Integration with Solaris Service Management Facility
  4. Configuring and Running PostgreSQL in Solaris Zones
  5. Installing PostgreSQL on Earlier Versions of Solaris 10
  6. Package File Locations
  7. Installing PostgreSQL for Solaris Packages
  8. Installing Solaris Patches
  9. Removing PostgreSQL for Solaris Packages
  10. Summary
  11. For More Information
PostgreSQL 8.1 is included in Solaris 10 8/07. PostgreSQL 8.2 is included in Solaris Express Developer Edition 9/07.

Binary downloads of PostgresSQL 8.2.3 are available from

See also,
"Overview of PostgreSQL in the OpenSolaris OS"
"EnterpriseDB to Provide PostgreSQL Support to Sun"
Benchmark Result on Open Source GlassFish with Solaris OS"
Wikipedia entry, PostgreSQL

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