Golf Genius Moves to Native PostgreSQL with Expert Support from 2ndQuadrant, an EDB company

Golf Genius Software powers tournament management at over 9,000 private clubs, public courses, resorts, and golf associations in over 50 countries. They combine the best features of the traditional golf experience with highly innovative cloud-based and mobile technology. Golf Genius supplies an end-to-end solution for golf professionals that facilitates registration, payments, roster creation, group organization, real time scoring, and live leaderboards.

“We’ve used Postgres from the inception of Golf Genius in 2009,” says Chris Kallmeyer, Golf Genius Co-CEO. “It is core to our highly available and resilient architecture and we’ve been very pleased with the ongoing improvements achieved through the Postgres open source community.”

Golf Genius was looking to move from a managed database service to running native PostgreSQL on AWS EC2. Although the team knew PostgreSQL well, they acknowledged that they needed a team of experts. For this expertise, they required a trusted partner for Remote DBA and 24/7 support services.


A Partnership Built on Energy and Expertise

Golf Genius chose 2ndQuadrant as their partner for their journey to operating on native PostgreSQL. 2ndQuadrant came with strong references, who cited the team as highly credible PostgreSQL experts who  could deliver what was needed. “The Consulting service was very helpful when building out our environments,” continued Kallmeyer. “2ndQuadrant gave us confidence as they helped us navigate decisions when we were considering best practices and the tradeoffs needed to achieve them. We are happy with the level of expertise and the consulting we received during the buildout.”

2ndQuadrant’s Remote DBA and 24/7 support services greatly helped Golf Genius build out and optimize their environments. The services allowed them to identify underlying problems and immediately correct them or change an approach to avoid problems in the future.

Since initially engaging 2ndQuadrant in 2018, Golf Genius has expanded the relationship to include RDBA and Support services for a second product. 2ndQuadrant's global team of experts provides insights into all aspects of their database around the clock. This enables Golf Genius to achieve their aggressive operation requirements for business continuity.

According to Kallmeyer, “2ndQuadrant has consistently demonstrated that they have a well-distributed and highly responsive team actively monitoring for problems and willing to lean in to share their Postgres expertise whenever needed.” 

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