Oracle to PostgreSQL Migration Tutorial
Stop paying for Larry’s boat!
PostgreSQL is a fully-featured, enterprise-grade and open source database, named two years in a row database of the year! And it’s also the best candidate to migrate off of Oracle, supporting very advanced SQL, easy administration and pl/pgsql, a replacement for Oracle’s PL/SQL. Stop spending hundreds of thousands or millions of $ on database licenses and reinvest them in your team, infrastructure and software.
Join this half-day tutorial to learn the best practices, tricks and tools to perform a successful Oracle to PostgreSQL migration. Learn from the team that performed 150M users Blackberry migration to PostgreSQL on GCP with near-zero downtime, and the key author behind orafce, a set of Oracle compatible functions on top of PostgreSQL.
In this tutorial we will discuss Binary and Logical replication in a practitioner format. The topics that will be included are native Postgres replication technologies, configuring and managing them. We will also discuss performance and draw backs of various architectures (sync vs async etc...). At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to configure a basic replication deployment with HOT Standby and well as have an understanding of other technologies such as Point in Time Recovery and cascading replication.
As we all know, PostgreSQL is a classic vertically scalable database for OLTP loads. In parallel with PostgreSQL for many years there is its alternative horizontal-scalable MPP version of PostgreSQL, that is called Greenplum, sharpened for big data and OLAP workload. In my pitch I will show the internal architecture of Greenplum (distributed transactions, data sharding, partitioning with hybrid storage in external systems, column storage engines with compression, and much more), a comparison with the internal structure of PostgreSQL and the application areas of each solution are shown.
PostgreSQL provides possibility to create temporary tables. Though a temporary table is accessible only to a single session and is removed at the end of the session, all information about it is stored in the system catalogs of PostgreSQL. This is related to several issues, which make it difficult or impossible to use temporary tables in some cases. There are attempts to solve this feature, including in our company. But they have not yet succeeded, mainly because of the PostgreSQL engine. In the talk I want to tell about simple and small pg_variables extension. It allows you to create table variables along with scalar ones. I will tell how it can replace temporary tables, what advantages and disadvantages it has.
In this master class, I will take you step-by step through a major upgrade of PostgreSQL. Through our practice we see a lot of different PostgreSQL servers in production environment and often, almost too often teams who once made PostgreSQL their database of choice never update it following the initial installation. The are many different reasons for it, the result, however, is the same - they all miss out on the new useful features of the newer releases and reduced database performance.
The goal of my masterclass is to equip attendees with necessary tools for performing PostgreSQL upgrade. I will take you through each step of the major upgrade and will dive into each executed command. I will also explain the particular order in which I perform an upgrade and explain the consequences of not following this order or missing a particular step. We will perform an upgrade of PostgreSQL 9.0 to 11. My hope is that following this masterclass number of outdated PostgreSQL database will reduce since participants will then go back to their databases and make sure that they are running the most recent version.