September 20, 2011
Who you kiddin', Mac? PostgreSQL and its sugar daddy EnterpriseDB *are* our organization. We've got it all in our stack: DRBD, Pacemaker, Heartbeat, LVM, XFS, bcfg2, and a partridge in a pear tree. Add that to our beastly Nehalem dual-node failover architecture configured for remote disaster recovery in warm standby, all bolted on top of FusionIO ioDrive PCIe cards for OLTP throughput, and you've got a DB monster. Lord help all of you when we upgrade to EnterpriseDB 9.0. On that day, the prophesy will be fulfilled, and the sheer awesomeness of our PostgreSQL stack will relieve tectonic pressure across the globe and annihilate the Earth. But that's a small price to pay.
You might know me already. I'm the crazy DBA over at Peak6 that somehow got roped into speaking over at Postgres Open 2011 and 2012. I've been using PostgreSQL since 2000, and recently wrote a book on backing it up.
It has potential, that's for sure. The food / beer isn't strictly necessary, but I certainly appreciated it!