Michael Banck is the database tech lead at NetApp Germany and a database reliability engineer for the Instaclustr managed Postgres platform. Before that, he was the PostgreSQL team lead at credativ (now part of NetApp). He joined credativ in 2009 and has been a Debian Developer since 2001, currently most active as part of the PostgreSQL packaging team. He is also a PostgreSQL and Patroni contributor, as well as active in several other open source projects.
Leading the PostgreSQL team, he has consulted and supported numerous customers over the years, both in the daily operations of PostgreSQL and in the planning and implementation of high-availability and other solutions.
Michael has presented talks at various Open Source conferences including FOSDEM, PGConf.EU, PGDay Chicago, Postgres Vision, Percona Live, DebConf and FrOSCon as well as being on the talks committe of both DebConf and PGConf.DE.