Upgrading Postgres 9.3 with zero downtime
Cory Stephenson is a Data Reliability Engineer for Datadog. He got an early start on database administration with a highschool corse on Oracle 9i. Prior to joining Datadog, Cory worked as a software engineer at Tandem (formerly Devmynd), where he primarily used Postgres as the RDBMS. Cory lives in Chicago with his husband Aaron Kalin and their chosen family.
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With the advent of PGLogical, upgrading a PostgreSQL cluster with (relatively) zero down-time is somewhat easy. But PGLogical requires PostgreSQL 9.4 or later. With 9.3, it’s not even close to easy. Add in over a hundred clusters, with a combination of read-write, write-only, sharded clusters, and combinations of the three, and you have a whole cluster of problems. Join me as I describe how we upgraded these clusters with nearly zero downtime, using a combination of tools such as Kafka, Zookeeper, and Londiste.
- 2019 March 20 15:30 EDT
- 20 min
- Riverside Ballroom
- Postgres Conference
- Use Cases