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"Automated Postgres Failover and Caching" with Roland Lee and Erik Brandsberg
Thanks to npm Inc. for hosting! Roland Lee and Erik Brandsberg of Heimdall Data present "Automated Postgres Failover and Caching, with No Code Changes". Optimizing the performance and reliability of PostgreSQL can take intensive development work. In this session, we will discuss the concept of a Database Proxy, which provides performance visibility and control of SQL without coding. One such proxy is Heimdall Data which safely auto-caches into the cache of your choice (e.g. Redis, Elasticache, Hazelcast). We will also demonstrate how to implement failover (like PgPool-II) in minutes while adding automated caching for improved performance. Additional topics include 1) Analyzing query performance and 2) Read/write split (like PgBouncer) to leverage read-only servers. Supported databases include open source Postgres, Greenplum, and AWS Aurora without changes to existing applications. We will go over uses cases, view a demo, followed by Q&A. Come and join us for an interactive discussion. About the speakers: Roland Lee is VP of Products at Heimdall Data. His background is in application networking (Cisco, Citrix, Riverbed). He has been a developer and product manager in various startups and large companies. All through his career, his industry focus has been to increase the performance of Internet user data. Erik Brandsberg is CTO at Heimdall Data. He specializes in application-networking technologies for web and backend data. Whether it's coding, testing or installing, he has been involved. His diverse experience at Alteon, Citrix, and Juniper Networks gave him a solid understanding of operational complexities in a modern infrastructure. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing and food, and talks start at 7:00 PM.

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