When: 7-9pm Thu January 19, 2012
Who: Tim Bruce
What: Database Trending
Tim started a new job earlier this year and was looking at how to gather some performance metrics to measure database performance over long periods. While these will change since he works in a very fluid environment, being able to see some differences over time will allow for some forecasting as well. Tim will start by showing some of the things he’s identified, and the code he has, to track these elements and then will lead a round-robin discussion of what other people may be doing to
capture their own metrics.
Tim Bruce has been working with computers for over 25 years doing Data Management, Programming, Systems Administration and Database Administration. Currently, Tim is the Database Administrator for Conducive Technology, the company behind FlightStats.
Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!
Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.
After-meeting beer location TBD. See you there!
Join us next week for the first installment of our “”Founders Series”"!
When: 7-9pm Thu Jan 20, 2011
Who: Mark Wong
What: Android + Postgres
Mark Wong will tell us about a weekend he spent slapping together an Android app that talks directly to Postgres using the Postgres JDBC interface. He’ll focus more on the specifics of the development environment, how to use JDBC to connect to Postgres, and gotchas encountered along the way and not so much on general Android application programming.
Mark Wong likes to hang out at Postgres meetings and has been somewhat involved in the Postgres community over the years. He’s the brains behind pg_top and pg_proctab, and is the current maintainer of DBT-2 and DBT-5.
Beer afterwards at the Lucky Lab. See you there!
Even though PG Con West will be going on October 10-12 in sunny (we hope) Portland, we will still have our monthly meeting on October 16, 2008. This month, Selena Deckelmann will provide a tutorial on setting up Point-in-time recovery (PITR) for your PostgreSQL installation. This will be hands on, with the ever-dangerous LIVE DEMO.
We will be meeting at FreeGeek – 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR.
In November, our own Randal Schwartz of Stonehenge Consulting (http://www.stonehenge.com/) will be giving a talk on Smalltalk and Postgres integration.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there….and of course, drinks at the Lucky Lab (http://www.luckylab.com/ ) at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. afterwards.