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An Availability Journey with MasterCard and PostgreSQL

Track: Use Cases

John Young

April 19, 2016, 11:40AM - 12:30PM


MasterCard has a variety of availability requirements depending on the application. Initially PostgreSQL was only use for applications with very little performance or availability requirements, but as the use of PostgreSQL has expanded so have those requirements. This talk is an overview of how MasterCard went from basic availability (9 to 5) to co-processing in multiple data centers. The various phases will be covered along the Journey from a ā€œZā€ strategy, HA Architecture of MasterCard by using binary streaming replication (BSR) between locations, to the advancement of Automated Failover ā€“ F5 solution to allow recover from JBOSS or PostgreSQL failures, to Bi-Directional Replication (BDR) with Logical Log Streaming Replication and a few stops in-between. The core focus will be on the bi-directional replication and the areas to be aware of for continued support in that type of environment.

About the Speaker

John Young is currently a senior technical consultant (architect) in the Enterprise Architecture/Data Architecture group at MasterCard with over 20 years of IT experience. He started out as a C developer where he wrote an extremely simple database before graduating to Ingres and working on various databases through the years. John primarily focuses on database platforms and technologies to support the Digital Payments Technology area at MasterCard. He also has a long history in high availability, performance tuning and general database design. John has presented at various technical conferences and local user groups on topics such as developer tools, patching automation and data replication.

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