Beyond JDBC: Creating a Custom Postgres driver for Clojure
Michael Glaesemann was hired as the first full-time DBA at MeetMe (then myYearbook). While there, he was been a part of growing the database infrastructure from one Postgres instance to over 30, supporting an active social networking site reaching over 1 million active users per day and top-10 grossing social networking apps on both iOS and Android platforms in the US.
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JDBC is a popular standard database client API for Java. It's great for portability across database server backends, and the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver is a solid implementation. As with many standards, there's an expected common denominator for behavior. There are circumstances, however, when that common denominator limits what's actually available from a specific underlying system. When you want to leverage the full power of Postgres on the JVM, sometimes you need to go beyond what's available with JDBC.
- 50 min
- PostgresConf US 2018