NDB Quick Tip II – PostgreSQL extensions

The second post in the Quick Tip series is about PostgreSQL extensions which is commonly used & it is used to add functionality & improving processes.


The first blog post in the series is available via:

With the release of NDB version 2.5, release in september 2022, Nutanix added support for the following extensions:

  • pgAudit
  • pg_cron
  • PostGIS
  • TimescaleDB
  • set_user

Support means Nutanix has verified that all NDB functionality will work as expected if the extensions are installed. Support does not mean NDB installs and upgrades the extensions, this must happen outside of NDB.

The following operating systems and PostgreSQL versions supports the extensions:

  • RHEL 8.6 & PostgreSQL 14
  • RHEL 8.4 & PostgreSQL 14
  • CentOS 7.9 & PostgreSQL 13
  • CentOS 7.9 & PostgreSQL 10

In NDB User Guide you’ll find extension installation instructions & the recommended way to install the extensions which is to use source code and not a Linux package manager solution since if using the later the PostgreSQL database patch operation is not supported.