We’re pleased to announce PostgreSQL 9.4 in general availability for Heroku Postgres. After announcing the beta earlier this year, we’ve had many developers provision databases against this new version. Throughout the beta period, developers raved about the new data type along with the performance enhancements to materialized views. This uptake by early adopters demonstrates an interest in everything that the new version of PostgreSQL provides, from features to performance.
One of the most notable new features of 9.4 is the JSONB data type. While the text-based JSON data type has existed in PostgreSQL for some time, JSONB is a binary storage format...Read more →