PostgreSQL Community Conference PG West Announces Speaker Presentations

Date -2010-10-28

PostgreSQL Community Leaders to Highlight Best Practices for Popular Open Source Database

WESTFORD, Mass. – October 28, 2010 - EnterpriseDB, the largest independent PostgreSQL open source database company, today announced that many of the speaking sessions at PG West, the industry’s largest PostgreSQL conference, will discuss best practices for enterprise adoption of scalable database technologies. PG West is taking place Nov. 2-4 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. See the event agenda here.

PG West provides an opportunity for the PostgreSQL community to come together to share and celebrate the most recent advances to the product. Conference sessions range in technical detail between beginner and advanced, with the majority being appropriate for intermediate PostgreSQL users. Speakers include prominent PostgreSQL community members, contributors and executives from companies that deploy PostgreSQL. Topics include an array of PostgreSQL trends and tutorials including the following sessions:

  • The Thinking Person's Guide to Data Warehouse Design –This session describes the procedures to go from an empty data model to a physical data warehouse that can handle terabytes of data and intense user activity.
  • Multiversion Concurrency Control (MVCC) Unmasked – This session will explain how MVCC is implemented in PostgreSQL and highlight optimizations that minimize the downsides of MVCC.
  • NoSQL and PostgreSQL: Complimentary Workflows – This talk will focus on how PostgreSQL can be used to surface features not available in batch job, Hadoop-/NoSQL architectures.
  • MySQL: The elephant in the room – This session will compare MySQL and PostgreSQL from a technical and administrative standpoint and address Oracle’s impact on MySQL.

This broad range of technical topics continues PG West’s tradition of creating a conference that attracts all varieties of PostgreSQL community members to discuss the worlds most advanced open source database. Sun Microsystems co-founder and Open Source advocate Scott McNealy will be delivering the keynote, further validating the importance of using open source database technologies like PostrgeSQL.

EnterpriseDB is the principal sponsor of the PG West. For more information about the PG West 2010 conference, visit The cost per attendee is $150. To register, visit here.

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB, the Enterprise PostgreSQL Company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability and compatibility with proprietary database products to reduce overall database costs. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700, or visit

EnterpriseDB and Postgres Plus are trademarks of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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