Almost one year worth of development, pgpool-II 3.2 release is getting closer. This version has two major new features:
- On memory query cache
- Built in HA
Built in HA is called "watch dog" in pgpool's document. As you might know, pgpool itself could be a SPOF(Single Point Of Failure) because if pgpool goes down, there's no way for applications to access database unless they directly access PostgreSQL. Traditionally we recommend to use "pgpool-HA" to solve the problem. Why we need to have builtin HA then? Well, it is easier for users to use, and this brings another "bonus": better coordination of multiple pgpool instances. I will talk about this in another blog entry.
When will be the 3.2 released? We already released beta2 and plan to release RC1 this week. So we expect to have official release by the end of July 2012.
Please help us in testing pgpool-II 3.2 beta! You can download it from:
Full feature list of 3.2 is here: