Room: Club Parlor
Postgres extensions are everywhere—and are found in oh so many Postgres deployments. You might even say that PG extensions are the tools that make your Postgres toolbox complete.
But navigating the world of PG extensions can be a challenge. Where do you find all the extensions? Which Postgres extensions can make your life better and save you time? Which ones should you consider using? Can you trust them?
This talk walks you through the set of amazing Postgres extensions I’ve learned about in my 6+ years working in the world of Postgres: what they are, why care, and where to find them. You’ll learn about popular extensions like pg_stat_statements, PostGIS, postgres_fdw, and Citus—as well as lesser-known extensions that are super handy too.
You’ll get a detour into the history of Postgres extensions and how they came to be, and a glimpse into the future of Postgres extensions (spoiler: will they be built with Rust?) By the end of this talk, you’ll have a “map” of the world of amazing Postgres extensions—plus a legend and compass for figuring out which extensions can help you and your application.