About VMware Tanzu™ SQL with Postgres for Kubernetes

Tanzu Postgres helps you quickly and reliably deploy Postgres instances on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) or VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGi).

Tanzu Postgres is 100% open source software based on the PostgreSQL source code published at http://www.postgresql.org and other open source software from the PostgreSQL community.

Tanzu Postgres packages a collection of 100% open source software to help you deploy and manage one or more instances of the PostgreSQL database on Kubernetes. It includes the following components:

  • PostgreSQL – the core ORDBMS database engine.
  • pgBackRest – reliable backup and restore for PostgreSQL.
  • pg_auto_failover – flexible and easy to use High Availability solution for PostgreSQL.

All components included in the Tanzu Postgres software distribution are intended for Enterprise deployments, and are supported by VMware. See the Support Lifecycle Policy and the Product Support Lifecycle Matrix for details about the duration of support for Tanzu Postgres.

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that has more than 15 years of active development. It offers a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. PostgreSQL is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. PostgreSQL has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

Major features of PostgreSQL include:

  • Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC)
  • Point in time recovery
  • Tablespaces
  • Asynchronous replication
  • Nested transactions (savepoints)
  • Online/hot backups
  • A sophisticated query planner/optimizer
  • Write ahead logging for fault tolerance
  • International character sets
  • Multibyte character encodings
  • Unicode
  • Locale-aware support for sorting case-sensitivity, and formatting