Over the past decade we've seen an incredible rise in non-relational systems. Despite their original purpose of processing large amounts of unstructured data, these systems are increasingly chosen for their broad ecosystem of third-party software — often at the cost of data integrity and analysts' familiarity with the programming model. Postgres, with it's extensible architecture, is uniquely positioned to provide an ecosystem that's just as vibrant without giving up the core features that has made it so popular with analysts to date. We'll briefly tour what's available for extending Postgres and then examine a particular analysis that takes advantage of the MADlib extension (madlib.net) and it's MPP architecture.

Experience level : Intermediate
Speakers : AJ Welch
Company : Chartio
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AJ Welch

Data Engineer