FOSDEM PGDay 2018 is a two-day PostgreSQL conference staged at the Brussels Marriott Hotel in conjunction with FOSDEM, a major event on February 3-4, 2018 that promotes the use of open source software.
EDB engineers are regular participants at community events worldwide, organizing and providing expert insight and guidance on the use of PostgreSQL for enterprise data management and transformation. EDB participates in dozens of open source PostgreSQL events each year as a key supporter of the PostgreSQL project, and works to raise awareness of the open source project around the world.
Bruce Momjian will present his talk, titled Unlocking the Postgres Lock Manager, on Friday, February 2, at 11:30 a.m. Momjian will explore all aspects of locking in Postgres because it plays a critical role in providing high concurrency for any database.
Andres Freund will deliver his presentation, titled JITing PostgreSQL using LLVM, on Saturday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. He will focus on increasing the efficiency of query execution by just in time (JIT) compiling parts of queries. Freund will cover a current project to use LLVM to perform JIT on two main parts of query execution: expression evaluation (WHERE clause, aggregates, GROUP BY clauses, etc.) and tuple deforming (converting on-disk tuples into a more efficiently accessible in-memory representation).
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