Introducing key/value data storage in Heroku Postgres
March 15, 2012 by Matthew Soldo
From the Heroku Postgres Blog:
"One of the great strengths of PostgreSQL is extensibility. Just as the JVM has become more than a way to just run Java—spawning languages such as Clojure and Scala—PostgreSQL has become more than just a home to relational data and the SQL language. Our first officially supported Postgres extension, hstore, enables you to build better apps faster without sacrificing the power, reliability, and flexibility of the underlying PostgreSQL storage engine. By using hstore, you will be able to leverage the flexibility and agility of schema-less data stores in existing environments..."