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Ten years ago, databases were much simpler. Most companies would only have one or two types of databases in production. Today, the age of one-size-fits-all is over. Companies have multiple databases to deal with different types of use cases, and databases have become distributed to multiple nodes in order to be scalable.
Ozgun Erdogan of Citus Data joins the show to give us a modern look at databases. Ozgun suggests that PostgreSQL alone can perform most of the work that we are trying to get from our variety of databases. We discuss how Citus Data scales Postgres, and Ozgun contrasts an all-Postgres architecture with other types of databases such as the “NewSQL” class of databases, like MemSQL and VoltDB.