# Major enhancements include:
* Parallel execution of sequential scans, joins and aggregates.
* Avoid scanning pages unnecessarily during vacuum freeze operations.
* Synchronous replication now allows multiple standby servers for increased reliability.
* Full-text search can now search for phrases (multiple adjacent words).
* postgres_fdw now supports remote joins, sorts, UPDATEs, and DELETEs.
* Substantial performance improvements, especially in the area of scalability on multi-CPU-socket servers.