On Tue, Feb 02, 2016 at 07:24:23AM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote: > PostgreSQL has auditing. It is available now, just not in core. Postgis > isn't available in core either and it seems to do just fine.
I don't really buy that argument. For one, PostGIS has a pretty narrow functional use-case (spatial), while auditing is a horizontal use-case that could be required for any kind of database usage. Second, PostGIS had 10+ (?) years to build a reputation so that people say "if I have to choose between PostGIS and buying Oracle Spatial, of course I choose PostGIS", the pgaudit extension does not have that. Auditing is a pretty security/enterprisey-related thing that could do with the "officially considered to of the PostgreSQL project standard and ready for production" rubber-stamp that tends to go along with most end-user/admin-oriented stuff shipped in the tarball. I am aware that 2nd Quadrant, Crunchy Data and EnterpriseDB (different codebase via PPAS) all support their auditing extensions commercially, so that there is certainly some form of credibility, but still. Now, whether or not the currently submitted approach actually meets the above rubber-stamp requirements is a different story, but at least I think it would be quite useful to ship auditing capabilites in the distribution. Michael -- Michael Banck Projektleiter / Berater Tel.: +49 (2161) 4643-171 Fax: +49 (2161) 4643-100 Email: michael.ba...@credativ.de credativ GmbH, HRB Mönchengladbach 12080 USt-ID-Nummer: DE204566209 Hohenzollernstr. 133, 41061 Mönchengladbach Geschäftsführung: Dr. Michael Meskes, Jörg Folz, Sascha Heuer -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers