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Wednesday, October 13 • 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Postgres Extensions in Kubernetes - Álvaro Hernández, OnGres

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Postgres Extensions are one of the most distinctive and appreciated features of Postgres. Acting like “plugins”, they allow you to extend Postgres functionality. From adding simple data types to turning the database into a sharded cluster with a distributed query planner and executor. Yet they are hard to use in a container environment like Kubernetes. Because container images are immutable! So you either pack all possible extensions in a fat container, which leads to substantial problems; or you load dynamically under demand. Join this talk to explore the extension ecosystem in Kubernetes Postgres Operators; and how to solve this problem by introducing a system for dynamically loading extensions into the containers, and cache them within the cluster to avoid excessive downloads. A new operator pattern, the “pod-local controller” will also be introduced, as the technological solution that powers dynamic extension loading.

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Alvaro Hernandez

Founder, OnGres
Álvaro is a passionate database and software developer. Founder of OnGres ("ON postGRES"), he has been dedicated to Postgres and R&D in databases for more than two decades.Álvaro is at heart an open source advocate and developer. He has created software like StackGres, a Platform... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Concourse Hall 152 + Online