Technical Leadership from EnterpriseDB to Address PostgreSQL Conference Europe

Date -2017-10-23 Location - LONDON Members of EDB’s executive ranks as well as several engineers will deliver training sessions, presentations, and a keynote address during the event, which runs October 24-27, at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel in Poland. 

EDB is a major supporter of the PostgreSQL project, including events like the PostgreSQL Conference Europe (PGConf.EU) that foster greater awareness of PostgreSQL and end user education. Such forums provide Postgres users with opportunities to expand their skills during extended training and conference sessions. They further enable community members to network, collaborate on emerging use cases and share best practices. 

Some of the EDB engineers who are presenting are also leaders in the PostgreSQL community.  They include:

  • Dave Page, Vice President and Chief Architect, Tools and Installers, is a member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group Core Team. He is a member of PostgreSQL Europe board of directors as well as a member of the organizing committee for PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2017. Page will deliver the event’s closing remarks on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:15 pm, titled So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish.
  • Bruce Momjian, Senior Database Architect, is a Core Team Member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. Momjian will present a training on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, titled Mastering PostgreSQL Administration. At 3:40 pm on Thursday, Oct. 26, Momjian will deliver a presentation titled Postgres Window Magic at 3:40 pm. He will explain using window function facilities to produce optimal SQL query results. 
  • Robert Haas, Vice President and Chief Database Architect, who is recognized as a Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL project, will lead a training on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 9 am to 12:30 pm titled The PostgreSQL Query Planner. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Haas will deliver a presentation titled Everything Wrong with Partitioning in PostgreSQL 10 at 3 pm. His talk will emphasize the known challenges with partitioning in PostgreSQL to highlight opportunities for improvement in future releases.

Additional Postgres experts and executives from EDB will be presenting on:

Thursday, Oct. 26

Andres Freund, Senior Database Architect, will deliver a presentation titled Improving Postgres’ Efficiency at 9:30 am. Freund will explore how PostgreSQL development could improve the ability of PostgreSQL to utilize cores more efficiently and the techniques and workloads most impacted.

Jan Karremans, Senior Sales Engineer, will participate in a joint presentation titled What Happens When More than 30 Years of Oracle Experience Hit PostgreSQL at 10:30 am. Karremans  will discuss the common challenges Oracle DBAs face when transitioning to PostgreSQL. He will be joined by Daniel Westermann, Senior Consultant and Technology Leader Open Infrastructure at DBI-Services, an EDB partner in Switzerland.

Friday, Oct. 27

Devrim Gündüz, Principal Systems Engineer, will deliver a presentation titled Scale Your PostgreSQL at 1:40 pm. During his talk, Gündüz will cover the options for scaling vertically and horizontally in PostgreSQL, both built-in and third-party. 

Marc Linster, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Product Development, will deliver a keynote address on Friday titled Postgres in a World of DevOps at 3:50 pm. Linster will explain how PostgreSQL occupies a pivotal position in the datacenter, supporting traditional architectures as well as more flexible configurations that support DevOps motion.

In addition to making major contributions to the open source PostgreSQL project, EDB is also a PostgreSQL packager and makes the database available to customers as part of the EDB Postgres™ Standard Edition. Customers making this selection adopt open source PostgreSQL but also get an integrated set of supported tools, developed by EDB using best-in-class technology, and a powerful DBaaS management console. Customers also get full access to the deep capabilities and resources of a Gartner recognized, enterprise-class vendor, including a full menu of training and professional services offerings

EDB chose PGConf.EU to kick off a series of events being held across Europe to help organizations learn more about PostgreSQL innovation and the flexibility of open source-based EDB Postgres. The free events, the EDB Postgres Rocks Cafe series, will be held at Hard Rock Cafes in major cities across Europe. The first will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Warsaw. For details and to find a location new you, click here.

For additional information on EDB Postgres, the EDB Postgres Standard Edition, and how EDB can support the deployment and expansion of Postgres, contact

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