Since launching Hydra Database BETA users have been requesting support for using Hydra Columnar as an extension to their Postgres database. Up until today, exporting the Hydra Columnar extension from our database package was the only way to bring Hydra Columnar to an already existent Postgres instance. This was a cumbersome user experience. However, this experience showed us how painful implementing Postgres extensions could be. Last week we released ‘pgxman’ the Postgres extension manager. On pgxman.com you can find a library of extensions including Hydra Columnar and install it in a single command.