Getting Started with PostgreSQL

Wednesday 11:55 AM - 12:45 PM

@ Foothills 1

PostgreSQLOpen Source Databases

50 minutes conference



PostgreSQL is undoubtedly the second most popular open source RDBMS and it is within the top five most popular DB engines as per Why not take a rest from your favorite database server for a while, start learning some more about it, and aim for another logo on your resume?

In this session, we are going to explore this RDBMS, compare it with its arch-rival, MySQL, to both correlate concepts and understand where Postgres excels. Among the topics we will cover:

* Server architecture
* Replication and HA
* Postgres specific features
* and more!


Kevin Markwardt

Kevin Markwardt (Pythian)

Project Engineer


Kevin has twenty years of system administration experience ranging from MySQL, Linux, Windows, and VMware. Over the last six years he has been dedicated to MySQL and Linux administration with a focus on scripting, automation, HA, and cloud solutions. Kevin has lead and assisted with many projects focusing on larger scale implementations of technologies, including ProxySQL, Orchestrator, Pacemaker, GCP, AWS RDS, and MySQL.

Kevin is a certified GCP Professional Cloud Architect, and a certified AWS Solutions Architect - Associate. Currently he is a Project Engineer at Pythian specializing in MySQL and large scale client projects. One of his new directives is Postgres and is currently supporting multiple internal production Postgres instances.


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