PgConf.Russia 2016 talks

Heroku Postgres: architecture of a cloud database service


In addition to providing a general purpose web platform, Heroku has a large, supporting Postgres service. Over the years, we've learned a lot about running Postgres at scale.
In this talk, we'll cover:

  • why Postgres is attractive to run as a cloud service
  • how to provision, manage, and monitor a Postgres fleet
  • tradeoffs needed to make Postgres work in this environment
  • automating failure recovery
  • and more