Returning to Ubucon as Master of Ceremonies, Nathan Haines will keep things running smoothly and host an open question and answer session where you can ask your burning questions about Ubuntu, or simply do your best to stump him. Because Ubucon is a community conference, bring your thinking caps and your best questions, because attendees are welcome to help answer the questions he can't.
Mark Burgess, a provocative thinker about system administration since the 1990s, recently wrote a controversial blog about three ideas that he believes are holding the field of system administration in the past. In this talk he outlines those and chooses three themes everyone should have in mind to accelerate the future of the field: business integration, knowledge management, and emergent design to handle complexity. These are a part of the DevOps movement, but have people really thought through the issues?
Core team member Josh Berkus explains the basics of how to use database security to make your web application resistant to SQL injection and other forms of cracking.
Stado provides a powerful and flexible analytical environment allowing users to process large amounts of data using a shared-nothing, massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture with PostgreSQL and PostGIS. Data is automatically partitioned across multiple nodes and each node processes its subset of data allowing queries to be distributed across the cluster and run in parallel. This fully open source architecture allows database performance to scale linearly as servers are added to the cluster while appearing as a single database to applications.This presentation will demonstrate the 10-20x scalability and performance gains of PostgreSQL queries running in a Stado environment compared to a single PostgreSQL instance. Some intensive PostGIS queries will be the basis for the discussion. We will dig into how Stado plans a query capable of spanning multiple PostgreSQL servers and executes across those nodes using the Tiger data set as an example.
Recent shifts in the tech world - including PasS, cloud-services, and NoSQL - have dramatically altered the manner in which software is written, deployed, and run. This talk will discuss how PostgreSQL fits into - and can potentially take advantage of - this world.
More than ever, developers are being asked (or told) to do database adminstration as part of their job, but are not given the time or the tools to develop the full set of database adminstration skills.
We feel your pain.
In this whirlwind talk, we'll go over what you can do to improve PostgreSQL's performance, taking the hardware you are given as a constant. We'll talk about parameters, monitoring, schema design, along with special considerations for highly virtualized environments such as AWS.
Each of us bring unique experiences and abilities to a project and being aware of our strengths and weaknesses give each of us the ability to teach and learn from those around us.How many times have you heard someone say I would be happy to teach or share with people but I don't have time.
In this talk Amber Graner shares her moments on mentorship ideas. How to find those sharing and learning moments in every day conversation as well as being aware of buzz words used in a conversation that can generate thoseopportunities. Find out some of the unusual places Amber has both gained and shared knowledge at and how you can increase your mentoring opportunities.
This is DevOps Day, we clearly do not hate monitoring. Those metrics and measurements are a key part of making the informed decisions and are key to successfully scaling.
Over the summer the DevOps community and the "Monitoring Sucks" project kicked off discussions about the current state of monitoring and where it needs to improve. At DevOps Day LA we will bring together DevOps community members and developers of monitoring software to discuss the current state of the art, what it's missing, and what we as a community can do to fix it.
Learn about the latest developments in Btrfs, the next generation file system included in the Linux 3.0 kernel.,
Amazon Web Services is the dominant public cloud provider in the industry. And for good reason: they make it dead simple to get up and running in the cloud. Lock-in risks in the public cloud world, though, are enormous: what alternatives will users have if, for whatever reason, they decide that Amazon services are no longer for them? How do we leverage the freedom of choice provided by open source in a cloud world that is increasingly dominated by a single entity?