January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

PostgreSQL Performance When It's Not Your Job

Christophe Pettus


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.