Unlocking the Postgres Lock Manager

Tuesday 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM

@ Bear

PostgreSQLOpen Source Databases

50 minutes conference

Intermediate

Tracks:
Operations, Developer

Locking is critical for providing high concurrency for any database you cannot fully utilize your hardware if locking is throttling its use. This talk explores all aspects of locking in Postgres by showing queries and their locks; covered lock types include row, table, shared, exclusive, and advisory lock types. The high concurrency provided by Multiversion Concurrency Control (MVCC) is also covered.


Speakers

Bruce Momjian

Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB)

Senior Database Architect

Biography:

Bruce Momjian is co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. He has been employed by EnterpriseDB since 2006. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world's largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce holds a Masters in Education, was a high school computer science teacher, and lectures internationally at universities.


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