Lessons Learned the Hard Way: Postgres in Production at GoCardless
Chris enjoys all the weird bits of computing that fall between building software users love and running distributed systems reliably.
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From the beginning, GoCardless has used Postgres for the stuff that matters. It’s the primary store behind our payments API. After 5 years, it’s fair to say we’ve seen some things. From spikes in latency as resources run out, through the weird contortions ORMs put your database through, and on to the perils of running a high-availability cluster - this talk has it all. In the talk, we’ll run through some war stories from the last two years at GoCardless. By gathering them together, we’ll spot some recurring themes, and hopefully avoid fighting the same battles again!
- 50 min
- PGConf US 2017
- Use Cases