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14 June 2010, 14:53

PostgreSQL CHAR(10) conference in July

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The CHAR(10) conference, running in Oxford from the 2nd to 3rd of July aims to take on the scaling myths of the open source PostgreSQL database. CHAR(10), which stands for Clustering, High Availability and Replication, is a conference specifically about scaling PostgreSQL, with talks on topics such as replication using core PostgreSQL, autonomic database clusters, optimising use of hardware resources when copying or backing up, working with petabyte scale databases, how Skype scales its PostgreSQL databases and MVCC in clustered systems.

Simon Riggs, a PostgreSQL HA developer and CTO at, sponsors of CHAR(10), told The H "We're very pleased that the UK is hosting the first conference on PostgreSQL-related clustering, high availability and replication. To have a whole conference dedicated to these topics demonstrates the maturity and range of features on offer. PostgreSQL 9.0 nails ease-of-use, with streaming replication available in core". Riggs noted a perception issue which has lead some to believe PostgreSQL did not support replication when it has, in fact, supported it for several years.

Registration for the conference closes on June 26th and costs £325+VAT (£381.88).


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