PDXPUG: January meeting

When: 7-9pm Thu Jan 17, 2013
Where: Iovation
Who: John Melesky
What: PostgreSQL in the Cloud: Theory and Practice

We’ll kick off 2013’s meetings with John Melesky, giving an updated version of his talk from PgOpen:

There are decades of accumulated knowledge in optimizing relational databases, and so much of it is either unhelpful or downright counterproductive in modern, resource-contentious, cloud-based environments. Disks aren’t disks any more, RAM might not be RAM, and latency has become more than intermittent.

We’ll discuss why and how the cloud is different from traditional hardware, and how that impacts existing optimization strategies. We’ll formulate new strategies for the new environments. And we’ll test those strategies on PostgreSQL on actual cloud instances (including EC2).

[Hear that, folks? LIVE DEMO. -ed.]

John’s been using PostgreSQL since around v6.3, which was … a long time ago, technology-wise.

He spends his days working with data, and trying to turn it into useful information.

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: Huber’s. See you there!