PGSQL Phriday #017

Invitation from James Blackwell-Sewell

I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting James when we worked together at Timescale. He’s a delightful chap, a great teacher and mentor in all things Postgres, and continues to help push things forward in the world of time-series data on the most advanced open-source, relational database in the world! 🐘

The challenge is below, but I have one bonus I’d like to invite folks to add as they publish. Who can create the coolest elephant image with AI to match their post? 😀

The Challenge

This week I’ve been given the honor of hosting PGSQL Phriday, and I’d like to hear some opinions on the largest elephant in the room (and it’s not Slonik this time!): Artificial Intelligence.

We are in the middle of an AI Summer, with bigger and bigger advances every month. Almost every company, every product, and seemingly every developer, has their own opinion on what’s happening and why it’s important in their own corner of the tech world. But how does all this relate to our beloved PostgreSQL? I’d love to see blog posts from anyone and everyone that has thoughts on the two key questions below.

I know a lot of products, extensions, and startups already exist in this space, I’d love to hear what you’re all up to! As always, counterpoints are welcome, if you’ve got concerns about AI and PostgreSQL, let us know.