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Shaun Thomas

High Availability Architect

Shaun has spent the last 20 years covering a gamut of roles from DBA, database architect, developer, consultant, conference speaker, author, and many more besides. These days he focuses his efforts on Postgres High Availability, as most of his conference talks, webinars, and user group presentations will attest. His PostgreSQL High Availability Cookbook currently acts as the only book on the topic, hard won from experience managing  a critical financial trading platform. He’s also the designer of HARP, EDBs new High Availability offering.

Check out his PG Phriday blog for his musings on Postgres, High Availability, and the countless ways these two intertwine in unexpected ways.


  • Postgres
  • High Availability Architecture
  • Database, Query,  and Hardware Optimization
  • Bi-Directional Replication (BDR)
  • Quorum-Driven Consensus Models