Everyone thinks they know what sharding is and how to do it, but simple horizontal read scaling is the small potatoes. In this talk we'll focus on the sharding pattern for large scale read/write architectures, based on real world implementations. Supporting millions of users on commodity hardware doesn't need magical software, just careful application of the right scalability pattern.
PostgreSQL continues to provide a major release every year full of improvements, better performance and features that measure up to the most popular commercial databases. Our 2011 release, 9.1, is no exception!
The open source database landscape has never been in more turmoil, and yet the popularity of Postgres continues to grow and grow. Get up to speed on what you need to know to administer the world's most advanced open source database, including installation, configuration, tuning, and how best to use PostgreSQL's community resources; with special focus on Postgres 9 and the upcoming 9.1 release.