Presented by:


Ibrar Ahmed

Percona LLC

Ibrar Ahmed is a Senior Software Architect in Percona LLC. Prior to coming to open source development, he had vast experience in software design and development. The main focus was on the system level embedded development. After joining EnterpriseDB, an Enterprise PostgreSQL company in 2006 he started his career in open source development specifically in PostgreSQL. He has contributed to the PostgreSQL community as well as other open source communities. His contribution is from the main performance feature enhancements to various PostgreSQL modules. In the database field, he has experience in other well-known databases MySQL, Oracle, and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and Hadoop. His experience is not limited to core databases, but with the tools related to databases like Hive, HBase and Spark. He also worked on integrating these tools with PostgreSQL.

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 is one of the leading open-source databases. Out of the box, the default PostgreSQL configuration is not tuned for any particular workload. Nowadays, production systems have quite expensive machines, which require extra configuration for PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL provides extensive configuration parameters to configure it according to the available hardware. Sometimes it is hard to configure PostgreSQL to get the maximum performance output because it depends on the hardware, workload, and queries. Most of the time, people configure PostgreSQL according to hardware and don’t consider the workload and type of queries. Sometimes a database is write-intensive, sometimes read-intensive, and occasionally read and write-intensive. In all these three cases, there’s a different set of configurations. In this talk, users will see how to configure PostgreSQL for a Read/Write/Read-Write intensive load. This talk will explain every important configuration parameter with real-time examples.

2022 April 8 13:10 PDT
50 min
Silicon Valley 2022