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Speaker Interview with Bruce Momjian

Could you briefly introduce yourself?
I am a Postgres core team member, and have been working on Postgres for 23 years. I am an EnterpriseDB employee.
How do you engage with the PostgreSQL Community?
I read lots of email, and visit many Postgres events every year.
Have you enjoyed previous or FOSDEM conferences, either as an attendee or as speaker?
Sure, I think I have been to most conferences, and a few FOSDEM ones.
What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?
I will be presenting a talk with Alexander Korotkov about adding built-in sharding to Postgres. It allows multi-host Postgres where the data is sharded across multiple servers. It is good for write-scaling, and petabytes of data.
What is the audience for your talk?
People interested in very high scaling of Postgres.
What existing knowledge should the attendee have?
It would be helpful to understand the general things that limit relational database performance. Knowledge of transaction control, partitioning, and foreign data wrappers would help.
What is the one feature in PostgreSQL 12 which you like most?
Multi-column most-common-value statistics
Which measure, action, feature or activity would—in your eyes—help to accelerate the adoption of PostgreSQL?
I think sharding is important, as is transparent data encryption. I am working on both of these.