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Schedule - Nordic PGDay 2016

Game Day PostgreSQL

Date: 2016-03-17
Time: 16:45–17:35
Room: Ballroom

Many PostgreSQL systems run very predictable lives: Traffic starts low, builds up as the day goes by, and then starts dying down again, and the cycle repeats.

And then there are the other systems, where there are huge predictable or unpredictable spikes in traffic: An email blast goes out to 2 million people, everyone is watching the results of their fantasy sports league, or your website makes the front page of a major news site.

Rather than just buying enough hardware for every possible case, how to do you handle this kind of extreme-burst traffic? We'll talk about ways that we've helped clients cope with both expected and unexpected bursts of activity on their database.


Christophe Pettus