PDXPUG: August 16, 2012

by David Kerr

Horizontal Scaling is all the rage today with commodity and virtual servers coupled with Puppet, Slony, etc. or Streaming Replication making it so easy to have a ton of small servers configured similarly all running multiple copies of your database.

But what’s the fun in that?

This talk will be about scaling Postgres Vertically on large machines and the challenges and lessons learned from working on big beefy servers.

Dave Kerr is the Lead Database Administrator and Architect for the Northwest Evaluation Association. He’s been working with databases for 15 years with the past four being dedicated solely to Postgres.

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