Postgres for Everything: Tembo with Ry Walker


September 13th, 2023

32 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

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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