Deep Dive into the RDS PostgreSQL Universe
Amazon Web Services
Manager, RDS PostgreSQL
Jignesh Shah is manager for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL with Amazon Web Services. At AWS, he works on PostgreSQL engines including Amazon RDS PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. He has worked with PostgreSQL since 2005 and has earlier released application and database lifecycle products using PostgreSQL at appOrbit and VMware. He is an active member of the PostgreSQL community for a long time publishing a first standards accepted benchmark using PostgreSQL when he was at Sun Microsystems. His interests are in Cloud technologies involving Operating Systems, Containers and Databases.
In this session we will deep dive into the exciting features of Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, including new versions of PostgreSQL releases, new extensions, larger instances. We will also show benchmarks of new RDS instance types, and their value proposition. We will also look at how high availability and read scaling works on RDS PostgreSQL. We will also explore lessons we have learned managing a large fleet of PostgreSQL instances, including important tunables and possible gotchas around pg_upgrade.