Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL - Deep Dive on New Features and Learnings
Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services where he works on RDS - Amazon's Relational Database Service, the service he helped found 10 years ago. Prior to AWS, Grant was responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon's databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principal Consultant for Oracle Corporation. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.
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This session will provide a brief overview of the RDS service, how it achieves durability & high availability and then do a deep dive into the exciting new features that we have released. We will also explore what we have learned by managing a large fleet of PostgreSQL instances including possible gotchas around pg_upgrade, advice on replication tunables, vacuum settings and shared_buffers including changes introduced with 9.5.
- 30 min
- PGConf US 2016 [PgConf.US]