The EDB Team Has Arrived at PGConf.EU 2018

John Dalton October 24, 2018

PostgreSQL Europe kicked off its 10th Annual PostgreSQL Conference Europe (PGConf.EU 2018) this week in Lisbon, Portugal and I’m thrilled to be attending on behalf of EDB. I am joined in Portugal by a number of my colleagues who will be speaking at the conference, including Bruce Momjian, Devrim Gündüz, Amit Kapila, Rafia Sabih, Andres Freund, Dave Page, and Marc Linster.

Our team kicked off the week with an event at the beautiful Zoo of Lisbon, co-hosted by EnterpriseDB and Hopla Software. Everyone enjoyed the authentic Portuguese food and music!

Today, we are getting down to business, and the talks our team will give this week are sure to be engaging. Devrim Gündüz will be discussing “What is Old in PostgreSQL 11”, exploring what has changed in the last few major PostgreSQL releases, as well as incompatibilities and obsoleted features, and Amit Kapila will be sharing why zHeap is the answer to bloat.

On Thursday, Andres Freund will be giving a talk that covers the reasons why it is useful to make storage pluggable, how the new APIs work, and what further use-cases pluggable storage APIs have. Thursday’s events will also include Bruce’s very popular talk, “Will Postgres Live Forever?” Then, Dave Page wraps the day by hosting Lightning Talks.

Amit Kapila and Rafia Sabih round out our talks at the conference on Friday with a discussion of the proper use of Parallel Query in PostgreSQL. And Marc Linster will deliver a closing keynote that examines the economic impact of Postgres around the world.

The conference is completely sold out, so if you are lucky enough to be in attendance, come by and say hello to our team. We plan to have a lot of fun at our booth offering attendees a unique opportunity to get your own Bruce Momjian tattoo!

This is just a sampling of what is going on at PGConf.EU 2018, so we’ll be talking notes! We will be sure to offer a recap of some of the events of the week when we return to the the EDB offices. Look for more on the blog then. For now, back to all things PGConf.EU!

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John Dalton

John Dalton is Senior Director of Product Management, responsible for product strategy and management of the EDB Postgres Platform. He is passionate about delivering business value through products that solve customer needs and believes in the awesome power of Agile development. Customer challenges and requirements are at the heart of John’s work, which is informed by insights from 10 years as an enterprise software architect earlier in his career.

Previously John led the platform product management team at Constant Contact, a SaaS company providing email marketing to more than 500,000 small businesses and nonprofits. He earlier led new product initiatives at Demandware, now SalesForce Commerce Cloud, and a data management products team at Progress Software.