PGCon2019 - 3.4

PGCon 2019
The PostgreSQL Conference

Robert Haas

Robert Haas is a PostgreSQL major contributor and committer. PostgreSQL features which he has authored or coauthored include unlogged tables, fast-path locking, index-only scans, and parallel query. PostgreSQL features written by others which he has reviewed and committed include table partitioning, logical decoding, event triggers, and foreign tables. He works at EnterpriseDB as VP, Chief Database Architect.

Prior to working at EnterpriseDB, Robert worked as a web application developer for almost 10 years. He first became interested in PostgreSQL development after running up against limitations of the PostgreSQL query optimizer during one of those jobs, specifically the inability of the optimizer to consider join removal. At EnterpriseDB, he worked first an individual contributor to EDB's Postgres EnterpriseDB Manager, then as a PostgreSQL community architect and support resource, and then as the principle committer for EnterpriseDB's Advanced Server fork. Currently, he manages an amazing team of about 20 engineers who are jointly responsible for EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, EnterpriseDB's ongoing contributions to PostgreSQL, the EnterpriseDB Backup And Recovery Tool (BART), EnterpriseDB's ongoing work to support the development of Pgpool-II, and several smaller projects.