Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader
in free software services with offices in six countries. Its Open Source
Support Centers employ leading members of a number of Open-Source projects. He has been Open-Source developer for almost twenty-five years working on different Open-Source projects among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has done a lot of Open-Source related presentations on all sorts of events doing a lot of Open-Source evangelism.
The Elephant Shed is an Open Source PostgreSQL Appliance that bundles and integrates proven components, required for easy management of a PostgreSQL server.
It takes more than one piece of software to create a reliable and serviceable platform. There are different approaches to fill the gap, but usually Open Source offers all the bits and pieces needed. However, these need to be well integrated. Elephant Shed is such an integration of all the necessary tools for a high-performance PostgreSQL platform.
The wheel is not reinvented. Instead of new developments, established and reliable open source projects that fullfill the needs of the specific aspect are assembled into the Elephant Shed PostgreSQL appliance. These are integrated within a single user interface. Automated scripts in the background ensure that the interaction of all these tools runs smoothly.
This presentation reasons why Elephant Shed was created and shows the technical details and the advantages it brings.