Developers love Postgres, and so does our open source database team at Microsoft. And we’ve been investing more and more in Postgres—by acquiring Citus Data to enable apps that need horizontal scale, by hiring and investing in Postgres open source committers, and of course by launching the Azure Database for PostgreSQL database service back in the day. In this talk—Umur Cubukcu, head of the Azure Postgres product team and former CEO of Citus Data—will explain why he believes Azure is the best destination to run Postgres.
This talk will show you how Hyperscale (Citus)—now built into Azure Database for PostgreSQL—is changing what is possible with Postgres. Based on the Citus open source extension to Postgres, Hyperscale (Citus) transforms Postgres into a distributed database, empowering developers and applications to do things that were simply not possible before. Umur also plans to share insights into real-world Azure scenarios that run on Postgres, including multi-tenant SaaS, real-time analytics, time series, and geospatial use cases.