Archive: presentations, conferences, documentation
By Debra Brucato, Apr 10, 2015
If you bought a new, very expensive, very powerful piece of machinery, and you were offered some training on how to best use it - you’d take it, right? Of course you would! Not only would you want to make sure you’re not a few button presses away from breaking the entire machine, but you would also want to make sure ...
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By Bruce Momjian, Feb 01, 2015
As a followup to my scaling talk, I have written a draft of another talk, The Future of Postgres Sharding. It starts by explaining the advantages of sharding as a scaling option. It then covers future enhancements ...
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By Thom Brown, Nov 20, 2014
Documentation is crucial to the success of any software program, particularly open source software (OSS), where new features and functionality are added by many contributors. Like any OSS, PostgreSQL needs to produce accurate, consistent and reliable documentation to guide contributors’ work and reflect the functionality of ...
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By Bruce Momjian, Nov 11, 2014
I just returned from two weeks in Russia, and I am happy to report that Postgres is experiencing strong growth there. I have regularly complained that Russian Postgres adoption was lagging, but the
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By Bruce Momjian, Nov 04, 2014
Due to the increased popularity of Postgres, conference organizers are more confident about future conferences and are announcing their conference dates earlier, perhaps also to attract speakers. These are the conferences already announced for 2015: February,
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By Bruce Momjian, Oct 24, 2014
PostgreSQL Conference Europe has just finished and I delivered two new presentations at the conference (a first for me). Postgres Scaling Opportunities summarizes scaling options, ...
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By Debra Brucato, Jul 22, 2014
Postgres users consistently experience the same kinds of challenges at different stages of their database deployment cycle. There are relatively few issues to address during proof-of-concept and development, for example. The vast majority of questions and complications arise during the deployment and maintenance phases. And there are ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, Jun 20, 2014
It’s called the brain of the database. The optimizer in PostgreSQL interprets SQL queries and determines the fastest method of execution. That’s according to Bruce Momjian, EnterpriseDB senior database architect and co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. Bruce delved into the PostgreSQL optimizer during the ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, Jun 18, 2014
One of the development goals for PostgreSQL is expanding parallelism on the server side. Postgres already supports full parallelism in coding on the client side. Developers can write application to open multiple database connections and manage them asynchronously. Robert Haas, EnterpriseDB chief architect and PostgreSQL ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, Jun 11, 2014
Postgres has the unique ability to act as a powerful data aggregator in many data centers. Bruce Momjian, EnterpriseDB senior database architect and co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, explored this unique and powerful capacity during the recent PG Conf NYC conference. His talk shows how Postgres's ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, Jun 06, 2014
Our own Noah Misch gave a comprehensive presentation on the operator class facility during the recent PG Con conference. Held last month in Ottawa, PG Con is one of the biggest events for the PostgreSQL community and Noah, a database architect here at EnterpriseDB as well as a committer, drew some buzz for his smart talk on the ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, May 30, 2014
The PostgreSQL community recently unveiled its next release with a PostgreSQL 9.4 beta candidate for public review and comment. This much-anticipated release kept up the momentum around JSON and features JSONB, a new JSON data type that stores JSON documents in a binary format that doesn’t ...
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By Marc Linster, Apr 30, 2014
This may come as surprise to users new to Postgres but your biggest challenge in deploying Postgres for the first time may be your operating system, not learning the ins and outs of your new database. Those of you who still have hair may end up snatching yourselves baldheaded trying to maneuver the quirks and kinks of your OS even ...
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By Marc Linster, Apr 16, 2014
Our record-shattering growth in 2013 has given us a host of new users, both organizations new to Postgres and experienced users expanding their deployments across their enterprise. This range of new users has different needs. Users new to Postgres need advice and guidance that mirror the steps they’re taking as they are getting ...
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By Bruce Momjian, Apr 06, 2014
I just returned from attending PGConf NYC. They had 259 participants, more than double last year's total. The ...
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