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Presentation: Introduction to the PGXN Architecture

As I started digging into the jobs and tools for the Postgres extension ecosystem as part of my new gig, I realized that most people have little knowledge of the PGXN architecture. I learned a lot designing PGXN and its services, and am quite pleased with where it ended up, warts and all. So I thought it worthwhile to put together a brief presentation on the fundamental design principals (static REST file API), inter-related services (root mirror, manager, API, site) and tools (CLI, CI/CD).

Yesterday, the Tembo blog published the presentation, including the video and slides, along with a high-level architecture diagram. I hope it’s a useful point of reference for the Postgres community as we look to better distribute extensions in the future.