Speaker Interview: Wei Shan Ang

High Performance JSON - PostgreSQL vs. MongoDB   Saturday 09:20   Hotel

LinkedIn: weishan Blog: newbiedba.wordpress.com

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

Of course. I started working as an Oracle DBA in 2011. In 2015, my first encounter with PostgreSQL got me attracted to open-source. Since then, I have been working with open-source databases. Currently, I'm working in GlobalSign as a Data Reliability Engineer.

Have you enjoyed previous pgconf.eu or FOSDEM conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

This is my very first FOSDEM conference. I have heard good things about it so I'm really excited.

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

In this talk, Dominic and myself will talk about the differences between JSON in PostgreSQL and MongoDB. We will share about how we used the tooling in FreeBSD to identify bottlenecks in the database. We have done some thorough benchmarking tests between the two databases and will also present the results. In GlobalSign, we use MongoDB and PostgreSQL extensively. However, we realized that most of the benchmarking tests between MongoDB and PostgreSQL were not performed correctly. We wanted to give this talk to show people the right way to perform database benchmarks and how they can do it themselves.

What is the audience for your talk?

Database engineers, developers or anyone that cares about database performance.