Man, the months keep flying by!
It's almost that time again - 3rd Wednesday of the month - PUG meeting!
We'll be meeting in the same place at 6:00. Of course, we'll have beer, soda, and pizza; great conversation.
Jim Mlodgenski is in town and has graciously offered to talk about foreign data wrappers and database federation.
As more and more alternative data stores come into use, the problem of being able to easily use and report on the data scattered across those data stores becomes increasingly difficult. PostgreSQL has a feature called Foreign Data Wrappers that allows external data sources to be queried from PostgreSQL and look like a standard table. Using Foreign Data Wrappers, users can create a report that joins data residing in Oracle, Hadoop and MongoDB all in a single query.
In this talk, Jim will discuss how to set up a Foreign Data Wrapper for various data sources and the pros and cons of using them. We'll also discuss the growing ecosystem of Foreign Data Wrapper and a little about how to write one.
Jim Mlodgenski is the CEO and co-founder of StormDB and one of the co-organizers of the New York City PostgreSQL User Group. Jim has been active in the PostgreSQL community for many years and speaks on PostgreSQL topics at conferences worldwide, including co-organizing PGDay NYC.
I hope to see all of you there.
Sheldon E. Strauch