Thought it would be good to make everyone aware that PGDay is coming to Amsterdam for the first time on July 12th and I’m delighted to say I will be there helping to host the day, as well as presenting on Write-Ahead Log (WAL). If you want to find out more you can go to this link. The event will be at the Tobacco Theatre in Amsterdam, which also happens to be one of my favourite cities.

AmsterdamHaving just come back from Postgres Vision 2018 and attending a number of Postgres community events across Europe, I must say it is great to see how Postgres really is everywhere now in the enterprise database world.

The event in Amsterdam is going to be a great opportunity for existing Postgres users and those developers looking to explore the technology and hear from some of the leading experts in the field. Bruce Momjian, co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, will be keynoting and there will be a wide variety of speakers including Jan Karremans, Oleksi Kliukin, Daniel Westermann, Stefanie Stoelting, as well as Ilya Kosmodemiansky, Jeroen de Graaff, Hans-Jürgen Schönig, and Andreas Scherbaum.

All of these speakers have been working with PostgreSQL for a long time and have some insights into upcoming releases, as well as key developments in the project. We will be covering major topics such as PostgreSQL in the Cloud, migrating from Oracle, and the upcoming Postgres 11 release, but we will also be delving into more technical topics. There will be presentations on pgBackRest, the ability of pg_chameleon to create replicas from MySQL to PostgreSQL, and PostgreSQL as a data integration tool.

The sponsors for the event cover a wide range of expertise and understanding of PostgreSQL, so there will be opportunities to understand how they can help you deploy the technology efficiently. The sponsors include Quest Software, EnterpriseDB, 12Apollos, Kangaroot, Nibble-IT, 2ndQuadrant, GITC Pro and Cybertec.

As a member of the talk committee, I witnessed firsthand how seriously everyone took their responsibilities when assessing the talk submissions. So on behalf of everyone in the community I want to say thank you to my fellow committee members Robert Ivens, Magnus Hagander, Andreas Scherbaum, and Anja van Elteren. 

I’m sure it’s going to be an informative event, so if you can join us please do come along to hear how PostgreSQL is shaking up the market and providing enterprises with the only credible alternative to today’s traditional commercial relational databases.

Devrim Gündüz is a Principal Systems Engineer at EnterpriseDB.