Asynchronous Python and PostgreSQL Using asyncpg

Miroslav Šedivý

solute GmbH

Senior Software Developer

Python may not be the fastest programming language on the CPU, but its fast and easy development saves a lot of costs between the keyboard and the chair. Since database clients spend most of their time waiting for a response from the database server, Python's asynchronous functionality available in the recent versions (3.5+) may help to optimize the application's runtime considerably by working on something else while server's response is being prepared. The asynchronous interface between Python and PostgreSQL is called "asyncpg". In the workshop we'll explore this library and write a short application using some of its useful features.