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Online financial services & Postgres

in Company, PGCon, PGCon2010, Programming, PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL

Location

Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W

Staking our claim on open source technologies

Enova Financial provides online financial services to under-served consumers in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and Canada.

What originally started with a handful of people and a small application running on MySQL has grown into a multi-million dollar business running on Postgres. In an environment where downtime costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a minute, we continue to stake our claim on open source technologies, including Postgres, Skytools, Ruby on Rails and Linux.

In this talk, we will explain

    * How we're using Postgres
    * Why we switched from MySQL
    * Why we chose Postgres
    * What challenges we face using Postgres

Minutes: 
61
Event: 
PGCon2009
Speaker: 
Jim Nasby
Filmed: 
21.05.2010