On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 8:20 PM, MauMau <maumau...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Long time no see.  I'm back.

This is a good surprise.

> Although you may not remember me, I was certainly here more than a year ago,
> submitting tiny patches for bug fixes and trivial functionalities, and
> reviewing/testing patches from others.  That was a fruitful and fun time for
> me.  Thank you a lot for helping me.

Glad to see you back.

> After that, I had to stay away from the community for some reason.  Now, I'd
> be happy if I can contribute to PostgreSQL again.  But please excuse me for
> my slow restart, as the blank period needs some rehabilitation.

I don't think you need to explain yourself. Matters of life happen all the time.

> Let me briefly introduce myself.  I'm MauMau, this is a nickname at home.
> And I'm Takayuki Tsunakawa, a male database engineer who works for Fujitsu
> in Japan.  I'm now able to participate in the community activity at work.

Cool to hear that as well. We are pretty close by... よろしくお願いいたします。

> Finally, I'm wondering what direction PostgreSQL is headed for.  Especially,
> I'm curious about whether PostgreSQL will become a MPP database for OLTP and
> analytics by integrating with Postgres-XL/XC.  I don't yet figure out which
> segment PostgreSQL should aim for, now that Hadoop family is prominent in
> analytics and MySQL is still more popular in Web apps.  I'd like to know
> what community people are seeing in the future of PostgreSQL.

These days, there is a lot of discussion and activity to make Postgres
better at scaling out. There are discussions about backporting stuff
from XC/XL back to core, though that's a tough work. This thread is a
good summary of what is happening lately in this area:


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