EDF2013: Selected Talk, Simon Riggs: Practical PostgreSQL and AXLE Project

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Selected talk of Simon Riggs at the European Data Forum 2013, 10 April 2013 in Dublin, Ireland: Practical PostgreSQL and AXLE Project

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EDF2013: Selected Talk, Simon Riggs: Practical PostgreSQL and AXLE Project

  1. 1. Practical PostgreSQLand AXLE ProjectSimon RiggsCTO 2ndQuadrantApril 2013© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  2. 2. What is Postgres? • Database Server software • Production Quality • Open Source • Extensible • Innovative, Advanced technology • Suitable for a range of use cases • Practical Choice for European data: Big or Small© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  3. 3. Who uses it? What for? • Features • Customers – Sync Replication – McAfee, CISCO, – Hot Standby Nokia, Skype – MVCC – ABN Amro, Morgan Stanley, Reuters – Foreign Data Access – Open University, – Fast & Scalable Oxford, Edinburgh – Great Optimizer – Police, Health etc – Great indexing – Many smaller web – Auto text compression companies© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  4. 4. Innovative Features • Original Research • Latest Innovations – User defined – Full SERIALIZABLE datatypes – Transaction-level – Server side robustness languages – SP-GIST indexes for kd/quadtree (GIS) – MVCC – Range Data Types – Partial indexes – Continual optimizer – ... improvements – ...© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  5. 5. Broad Capability • Not just Relational Database • Object Relational Database • Arrays • Nested records • Range data types • Key-Value store • XML/ JSON/ full-text indexing • Recursive read and write SQL for linked/tree queries© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  6. 6. Derivatives • Commercial • Research Projects – Netezza (IBM) – MayBMS – Greenplum (EMC) – Postgres Raw – ParAccel (Amazon) – TelegraphCQ – StormDB – ... – EnterpriseDB – Huawei – Salesforce.com – ...© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  7. 7. Recent FP7 funded additions • Synchronous replication • Auto failover • Group commit • Low-energy power save mode • 4CaaST Project to enhance cloud computing© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  8. 8. Work in Progress • Bi-Directional Replication • AXLE Project – Secure – Big – Fast – Hardware optimised – Visual Analytics axleproject.eu© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3
  9. 9. What now? • Use Postgres for live implementations – http://www.postgresql.org • Use Postgres in your research – http://www.postgresql.org • Include 2ndQuadrant in research consortia – simon@2ndQuadrant.com • Stay in touch with AXLE project news – register@axleproject.eu • Disseminate your work as Open Source... it works!© 2ndQuadrant 2012-3

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