We caught up with Alex Tatiyants after finding out about his Pev project. This is an awesome web based visual explain analyzer that is similar to the awesome explain.depesz .
Tell us a little bit (one or two paragraphs) about your project or how you use Postgres:
I created Pev (Postgres EXPLAIN Visualizer) to scratch my own itch. EXPLAIN generates a wealth of information, but isn’t easy to make sense of. I wanted to create a tool that helps me quickly diagnose problems with queries. Apparently, other people found it useful as well.
Why did you chose Postgres for your project?
Postgres is a fantastic database: performant, mature, feature rich, and of course open source. And in addition to being a first rate relational database, it has very strong document store features as well.
Have you attended a PgConf US event or do you plan to?
I haven't had a chance to attend PgConf. Are you interested in contributing to the community further and if so,in what fashion?