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PG Phriday: Getting RAD with Docker [Part 4]

PgBouncer is a popular proxy and pooling layer for Postgres. It’s extremely common to reconfigure PgBouncer with repmgr so it always directs connections to the current primary node. It just so happens our emerging Docker stack could use such a component. In our last article, we combined Postgres with repmgr to build a Docker container […]

PG Phriday: Getting RAD with Docker [Part 3]

Building an Immortal Cluster By now we’ve learned about basic Postgres Docker usage and rudimentary clustering. For the uninitiated, constructing a Postgres cluster can be a daunting task, and we’ve greatly simplified the process. So why don’t we take the next logical step and use Docker to deploy a cluster that is effectively immortal as […]

PG Phriday: Getting RAD with Docker [Part 2]

In our last article, we explored how to run Postgres in some very basic Docker scenarios. Based on our experiments back then, we can obtain images, create containers, and mount to various types of storage. Boring! It’s not just boring, it’s mundane. It doesn’t do anything. Sure we can run Postgres in a container, but […]

PG Phriday: Getting RAD with Docker [Part 1]

Fans of Rapid Application Development (RAD!) are probably already familiar with Docker, but what does that have to do with Postgres? Database-driven applications are a dime a dozen these days, and a good RAD environment is something of a Holy Grail to coders and QA departments alike. Docker lets us spin up a Postgres instance […]