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Michael Meskes holds a Ph.D. in database science and has worked in the open-source industry his whole career. After his time at RWTH Aachen university he started and ran credativ, a pure open-source company that is now part of NetApp, where Michael is still leading the same group of open-source enthusiasts. On top of that he is tasked with improving open-source work within NetApp.

Coming from the Unix landscape he started working on free and open-source software in 1993 and subsequently joined several free software projects like the Linux kernel (1994), Debian GNU/Linux (1995) and PostgreSQL (1996). He is still active as a Debian developer and a PostgreSQL committer as much as his real life commitments allow him to.

Michael has engaged in significant open-source evangelism and given related presentations at numerous events. He teaches open-source infrastructure and cloud components at a local university as an adjunct professor.

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An interesting report about the long-term use of PostgreSQL on IBM Power architecture. Based on the experiences of a large commercial enterprise, performance and availabilty numbers will be presented together with the development of an infrastructure, which has grown over the years fulfilling more and more requirements. In conjunction with IBM Power PostgreSQL provides impressive results in terms of performance and availability .

30 min
PGConf US 2016 [PgConf.US]