Are databases on cloud DBaaS platforms really faster and cheaper as they are claimed ?
Avinash Vallarapu (Avi) is the CEO and Co-founder of MigOps, Inc. Before joining MigOps, Avi worked as a Global Services Lead and Product Owner for PostgreSQL services at Percona, Database Architect at OpenSCG and Dell. Avi has a great expertise on Migrations to PostgreSQL. He has a vast experience in technologies like Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MongoDB for the last 2 decades. He is an avid Python and Golang developer. He has co-authored multiple books on PostgreSQL : Beginning PostgreSQL on Cloud and PostgreSQL 13 Cookbook.
He spoke at various PostgreSQL Conferences in the past including -
- PGCONF India - 2017/2019
- PGCON Ottawa 2018
- Percona Live Frankfurt 2018
- Postgres Conference New York 2019
- Percona Live Texas 2019
- Postgres Open Florida 2019
- Postgres Conference Silicon Valley 2019
- Percona Live Amsterdam 2019
- PGCONF India 2020, New York, Percona Live and some more conferences.
His areas of expertise are PostgreSQL Migrations, Training and Consulting.
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It is a known fact that Cloud vendors attract a lot of migrations to PostgreSQL. Managed infrastructure, database migration tools combined with zero software license are the strongest reasons for increased migrations to cloud. However, cloud vendors may promote their DBaaS platforms much more than their capabilities with scalability. Customers may not be aware of some technical limitations that eventually forces them to upgrade the server capacity or pay more dollars to solve performance problems. What is the solution in this case ? How to identify whether you are paying more than what it should actually cost ? This talk should give leaders and developers the required understanding about choosing the right platform for their application.
In this talk, I will be discussing the following topics -
- General limitations of scalability on any DBaaS platform.
- When is a DBaaS platform suitable and when is DBaaS not a solution ?
- A benchmark done on AWS Aurora vs RDS that shows Aurora requiring more server capacity than RDS.
- How to rightsize your databases on Cloud ?
- How does Kubernetes replace DBaaS and provide more scalability ?
- 2022 January 21 14:20 PST
- 50 min
- Silicon Valley 2022