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Colton Shepard

Colton Shepard


Former Postgres & Citus solutions engineer at Microsoft. Deep Postgres scaling, troubleshooting, and migration expertise. Speaker at PostgresOpen, SF Bay Area Postgres Meetup. Escaped mathematician.

Colton Shepard

Making the PostgreSQL pgloader utility more Citus aware, a database hackathon project

Written by By Colton Shepard | November 8, 2018 Nov 8, 2018

This year, as part of the Citus Data annual team retreat and hackathon, we decided to get ambitious and try to create an easy, 1-click migration to the Citus distributed database. My team was lucky enough to get Dimitri Fontaine, the author of the excellent PostgreSQL pgloader utility, so we decided to start our hackathon project by building on top of pgloader and making pgloader more Citus-aware.

For those of you not familiar with Citus—Citus is an extension to PostgreSQL that transforms Postgres into a distributed database. We make Citus available as open source (star us on GitHub!), as enterprise software you can run anywhere, and as a fully-managed database as a service.

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