The Next Generation of Postgres High Availability

Tom Kincaid General Manager, 2ndQuadrant

Wed. Mar. 4, 2020 6:30pm
New York City
Free beer, pizza, freebie-swag giveaways & loads of fun!

Tom Kincaid General Manager

2ndQuadrant

The Next Generation of Postgres High Availability

Postgres high availability has been a topic of contention for many years. This presentation will discuss the existing high availability models for Postgres, and consider the advantages and current limitations of each.

We will also discuss the latest changes in related technologies like Kubernetes, HA proxy, Postgres-BDR and others, and demonstrate how they can close the gap on some of the known limitations of Postgres high availability.

Tom Kincaid General Manager

2ndQuadrant

Tom is the General Manager for 2ndQuadrant in North America. He has been developing, deploying and supporting Database Systems and Enterprise Software for over 25 years. Tom has had total product delivery ownership for the Progress OpenEdge platform which included a relational database deployed in thousands of systems and Enterprises all over the world.

Tom was previously the VP of Professional Services at EnterpriseDB, and later was promoted to Vice President of Products and Engineering.

Responsibilities in his past include the management and maintenance of over 300 Postgres 24x7 database clusters. He has overseen the design and delivery of Postgres training solutions as well as the deployment of PostgreSQL at both Fortune 500 financial institutions and at military facilities all over the world. Teams he has managed have delivered major features that have become part of PostgreSQL. He has overseen the design and successful delivery of High Availability products for PostgreSQL as well as several other databases.