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Ibrar Ahmed


Ibrar Ahmed is a seasoned Principal Engineer at pgEdge, bringing a wealth of experience in software design and development to the world of open source. With a strong background in system-level embedded development, Ibrar has honed his expertise over the years with renowned PostgreSQL companies such as EnterpriseDB, Percona, and Bitnine.

Having embarked on his journey with PostgreSQL since 2006, Ibrar has become intricately involved in the core engine of PostgreSQL, making significant contributions to its evolution. From spearheading major performance enhancements to refining various PostgreSQL modules, his dedication to advancing the platform has left an indelible mark on the PostgreSQL community.

Beyond PostgreSQL, Ibrar's proficiency extends to a multitude of databases, including MySQL, Oracle, and cutting-edge NoSQL technologies like MongoDB and Hadoop. His expertise isn't confined solely to databases; he possesses adeptness with related tools such as Hive, HBase, and Spark, seamlessly integrating them with PostgreSQL to unlock new possibilities in data management and analytics.

Recognized for his depth of knowledge and insight, Ibrar has authored multiple authoritative books on PostgreSQL and is a highly regarded blogger within the PostgreSQL community, sharing valuable insights and best practices with a global audience. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Ibrar Ahmed continues to drive forward the boundaries of database technology, shaping the future of data management in the digital age. He gave more than fifteen PostgreSQL talks in the last one year in various parts of the World (PostgreConf-EU, PostgreConf-ASIA, PostgreConf-NY, Percona Lives, etc ). He also authored multiple books on PostgreSQL.

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PostgreSQL provides a way to communicate with external data sources. This could be another PostgreSQL instance or any other database. The other database might be a relational database such as MySQL or Oracle; or any NoSQL database such as MongoDB or Hadoop. To achieve this, PostgreSQL implements ISO Standard call SQL-MED in the form of Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW). This presentation will explain in detail how PostgreSQL FDWs work. It will include a detailed explanation of simple features and will introduce more advanced features that were added in recent versions of PostgreSQL. Examples of these would be to show how aggregate pushdown and join pushdown work in PostgreSQL. The talk will include working examples of these advanced features and demonstrating their use with different databases. These examples show how data from different database flavors can be used by PostgreSQL, including those from heterogeneous relational databases, and showing NoSQL column store joins.

2019 March 21 14:00 EDT
20 min
Postgres Conference
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