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10 years and PostgreSQL still has no easy, manageable solution for replication or sharding. And it's JSON support is still nothing more than a bolted on hack on top of a BLOB.

People need to stop acting like PostgreSQL is some holy grail database. It isn't.

Correctly and efficiently querying sharded tables is not only a very complicated dark art but also heavily patented. I thought they had a replication story, though.

I think that just reinforces his point. Making a solid database is hard work.

And making a solid, featureful, and performant database is vastly harder.

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