I wish I could be at PGWestTue, Oct 19, 2010 in Conferences Databases
I wish I could go to PGWest this year. A lot of great work has been done on PostgreSQL in the last year and a half. There’s a new release with built-in replication, and there are in-place upgrades. That solves two of what I think are its three biggest shortcomings in many large-scale database deployments. (Lack of index-only queries is the third shortcoming.)
PGWest is the first major conference about Postgres since the 9.0 release, so all the cool stuff is happening there. I encourage MySQL users to go to it as well – there is a lot to learn from PostgreSQL. Just remember to be polite and don’t start, encourage, or tolerate any sniping between MySQL and Postgres fans.
I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and many open-source tools for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB.