Webscale's dead; long live PostgreSQL!
Joshua D. Drake is a PostgreSQL Consultant and has been consulting on PostgreSQL since Postgres95. He is the founder and lead consultant of Command Prompt, Inc., the oldest of the Postgres companies. Throughout his PostgreSQL career he has performed a variety of functions within the community including releasing an O'Reilly book on PostgreSQL, being part of the sysadmins and advocacy teams. Further he ran a biannual conference series dedicated to PostgreSQL between the years of 2007 - 2011. He is a former Director for SPI (the non-profit for PostgreSQL.org). Lastly he is also a Founder of United States PostgreSQL.
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Those of us who know PostgreSQL know that we are royalty. Yes, yes, let's be humble. We are "a" royal. But we are royalty of AWESOME. Yes, our technology base is over 40 years ago but what a 40 years it has been! In this talk we will briefly discuss history but more importantly we will pointedly discuss why the fads you read in CTO magazine are not the fads of reality. I will show where the "alternative" databases are failing even as PostgreSQL cherry picks what works from their reasonable ideas and makes those ideas king of AWESOME. Learn why being a middle-aged technology doesn't mean you can't learn and beat the youngsters, every ... single ... document err ... tuple at a time.
- 30 min
- PGConf US 2015