I did some digging and found out that Postgres is actually PostgreSQL an open source database. Much like MySQL.
I setup a spare laptop with Fedora 10 and installed it and got it running OK with only a few little hitches. Mostly from not knowing a thing about it.
Looks like it would be simple enough to use, it would just be a matter of learning the new syntax for everything.
I happened to have a quick look at the jobs available at the Bureau of Meteorology yesterday. They have a “Systems and Database Specialist” position available starting at $80K.
Although I’m not going to apply for it, it has given me some ideas on how/where to improve my skills.
- Database Tuning
- AIX (not sure how I’m going to do this)
- Postgres (not even sure what this is !)