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Speaker Interview: Kaarel Moppel

Professional PostgreSQL monitoring made easy   Thursday 15:40   Baltic II+III

GitHub: kmoppel Company Blog:

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

Hi! I'm Kaarel, a database and IT enthusiast from Estonia, doing currently Postgres consulting at Cybertec. In addition to Postgres I also try to stay up to date on other development related technologies, databases, new languages etc...but as we all know it's getting increasingly difficult. Outside of work I'm letting off steam with active movement (football, hiking) and also like to spend time at the countryside where my roots are.

Have you enjoyed previous conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

Yeah sure, I've been to last 4, speaking on half of occasions. Great stuff that you don't want to miss when working more heavily with Postgres. And the good thing about pgconf is that it has 3 tracks so any time there's definitely some talk where there's something new to learn.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

Well yes, it's about monitoring basics and tools. Nothing too revolutional though, but I've been keeping an eye on things in this area for a long time, especially in regards to making maximal use of the existing Open Source tools, so I think I can draw some good comparisons there and can also let people know of my new pet project in that area.

What is the audience for your talk?

Well I would say here that for both DBA-s and developers. Or plainly everyone who needs to monitor some aspects of their databases or just performance of single queries - things have been made really easy for the user with pgwatch2, even for monitoring business metrics.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

Oh not too much required at all, maybe they should at least be comfortable with writing some SQL-s.