Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL: New Features and Lessons Learned

Date: 2016-09-15
Time: 16:30 - 17:20
Room: Dallas 1 & 2
Level: Intermediate

In this session we will begin with a quick overview of the Amazon RDS service and how it achieves durability and high availability. Then we will do a deep dive into the exciting new features we recently released, including snapshot sharing, and enhancements to encryption, vacuum, and replication. We will also explore lessons we have learned managing a large fleet of PostgreSQL instances, including possible gotchas around pg_upgrade, advice on shared buffers, and other changes introduced with 9.5. We will wrap up the session with benchmarking of new RDS instance classes, and the value proposition of these new instance types.


Grant McAlister