Postgres for Everything: Tembo with Ry Walker

Postgres for Everything: Tembo with Ry Walker

"Why do people climb Mount Everest? It seems dangerous, it seems scary. That's one of the reasons they're doing it. I think that's one of the reasons I'm doing this too."

Ry Walker (@rywalker) is the founder and CEO of Tembo, the Postgres developer platform for building any and every data service. To Ry, the full capabilities of Postgres appear underappreciated and underused for most users. Tembo is an attempt to harness the large ecosystem of Postgres extensions, and ultimately collapse the database sprawl of the modern data stack. 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Taking the “red pill” of using Postgres for everything

  • Providing universal support for Postgres extensions

  • Why Ry dislikes the current state of the modern data stack

  • How databases across the board have mostly changed into application platforms

  • What makes Tembo “Startup Mt. Everest”


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