Greg Smith

Greg Smith
Principal Consultant, 2ndQuadrant US


Greg Smith leads the US-based work for international PostgreSQL services firm 2ndQuadrant. He’s the author of PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance from Packt Publishing. His past work on PostgreSQL includes rewriting the database’s background writer, releasing its first open-source tuning configuration tool, and introducing the earliest tools featuring transaction latency graphing as a technique for analyzing performance over time.


Greg Smith (2ndQuadrant US)
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While databases are increasingly being distributed across multiple nodes, the performance of every node still matters--especially if you're considering virtualized or cloud deployments that have their own specific trade-offs. Memory performance scaling as core count changes, all aspects of disk performance, and using sysbench to benchmark both MySQL and PostgreSQL are all topics covered here. Read more.
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