PDXPUG: May meeting in two weeks

When: 7-9pm Thu May 17, 2012
Where: Iovation
Who: Ed Snajder
What: Replication Without Tears

“Database replication is a great way to tackle challenges with scaling, concurrency, availability and redundancy. It is common to all well-known database engines, and in Postgres, there are almost too many choices. In this demo-driven presentation, I will review a few of the options available for replication in PostgreSQL Systems. While the concept of replication is really quite straightforward, it can be unusually painful to configure and maintain. Furthermore, each particular method of replication includes its own significant pros and cons. My hope is that some of my discoveries will ease the pain and reduce the tears of configuring and managing your own replicated systems.”

Ed Snajder is the Database Administrator at Jive Software, and has been working with databases for over 10 years. His currently responsibility is predominantly PostgreSQL systems administration, though he still actively works through challenges with Oracle, SQL Server and MySql. A native New Yorker, Ed moved to Portland in 2006 and had the opportunity to operate as the DBA for the Systems running the NTIA Analog-to-digital Convertor Box Program. Outside of technology, Ed enjoys music and sports appreciation, and recently started a grass-roots effort to officially rename Beaverton to “The Tron.”

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!