PG Phriday: Let's Talk About Data Storage

As a DBA, I strive not to live in an isolated ivory tower, away from the developers that are destined to fill our databases with volumes of data from a myriad of applications. It’s important, I think, to occasionally come back to the basics. So I’d like to discuss one of the core elements that Postgres DBAs might be intimately familiar with, but comes up often enough that some clarification is warranted.