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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.

The IBM POWER platform is an interesting operational basis for mission critical PostgreSQL installations. With the broad adoption of Linux in the POWER ecosphere with the support of Little Endian distributions like Debian or Ubuntu nowadays, this opens the door for the whole PostgreSQL world gaping wide. This talk will share experiences in packaging, scaling and operating PostgreSQL on Linux on POWER and gives an overview of the currently available options.

Speaker: Bernd Helme (

50 min
PGConf US 2017 [PgConf.US]