PGCon2016 - 1.1.35

PGCon 2016
The PostgreSQL Conference

Dan Langille
Ozgun Erdogan
Day Talks - Day 1 - 2016-05-19
Room DMS 1160
Start time 09:00
Duration 00:45
ID 988
Event type Lecture
Track Plenary
Language used for presentation English

Opening Session & Keynote

PostgreSQL Extensibility

The keynote will be on PostgreSQL Extensibility

The keynote will be given by Umur Cubukcu and Ozgun Erdogan of Citus Data.


PostgreSQL Extensibility

Relational databases are known to have tightly integrated components that make them hard to extend. This usually leads to specialized databases being either built from scratch or forked from the original project.

For several releases now, PostgreSQL has been providing official APIs to extend the database without forking it. Users can read the documentation, implement their ideas, and then dynamically load in their shared object to override or extend any database submodule.

We believe PostgreSQL's extensibility is a game-changer for the database industry. In this keynote, we'll show examples of key features and specialized databases built using the extension APIs. We'll then share our experiences in using these APIs and conclude with a way for the future.