Category “Postgresql Confs” — 38 articles

Last Friday I had the chance to be speaking at the Open World Forum in the NewSQL track, where we had lots of interest and excitement around the NoSQL offerings. Of course, my talk was about explaining how PostgreSQL is Web Scale with some historical background and technical examples about what this database engine is currently capable of.

PostgreSQL is Web Scale. PostgreSQL is YeSQL! The conclusion of the talk is that indeed, PostgreSQL is YeSQL!

Have you heard about the Open World Forum conference that takes place in Paris, October 3-5, 2013? I’ll be presenting a talk about PostgreSQL in the track NewSQL: Managing large data sets with relational technologies.

Open World Forum used to be Open Source Developers Conference My talk is PostgreSQL is web scale and here’s the summary: We call it the world’s most advanced open source database, and we are actually offering in the same package full ACID compliance per default and advanced trade-offs to reach any kind of flexibility needed, all with per-transaction controls.

After spending an awesome week in San Francisco, CA I’m lucky enough to be spending another week in the USA, in Portand, OR. The main excuse for showing up here has been OSCON where I presented a talk about the fotolog migration from MySQL to PostgreSQL. Mark Wong is doing some serious database crochet work! Fotolog is a photo sharing website having more than 32 millions of users sharing more than a billion of photos, which made for a very interesting migration use case.

Those days feel really lucky to me. I’m currently visiting friends and customers in San Francisco, and really enjoying my trip here! Of course Josh Berkus took the opportunity to organise a SFPUG meeting and I had the pleasure of being the speaker over there. My talk was about the most recent version of Skytools and the opportunity to realise that we’re still missing a lot on documentation. One of the attendee did propose to help us on that front as he apparently really likes technical writing.

Last week was held the CHAR(13) conference in a great venue in the UK countryside. Not only did we discover UK under good weather conditions and some local beers, we also did share a lot of good ideas! The Hordwood House is quite of a maze really! The conference was run side to side with PGDAY UK, and those two days were packed with great conferences! I had the pleasure to present a talk about Advanced Distributed Architectures where some examples of architectures using Streaming Replication, Skytools and PLproxy are shown.

Recently I’ve been to some more conferences and didn’t take the time to blog about them, even though I really did have great fun over there. So I felt I should take some time and report about my experience at those conferences. And of course, some more is on the way, as the PostgreSQL Conference Tour gets busier each year it seems. And PostgreSQL Conferences get more attendees each year!

Tonight I had the pleasure to present a talk at the Dublin PostgreSQL User Group using remote technologies. The talk is about how to make the most ouf of PostgreSQL when using SQL as a developer, and tries to convince you to dive into mastering SQL by showing how to solve an application example all in SQL, using window functions and common table expressions.

PostgreSQL for developer

The Emacs Conference is happening, it’s real, and it will take place at the end of this month in London. Check it out, and register at Emacs Conference Event Brite. It’s free and there’s still some availability. It’s all about Emacs, and it rocks! We have a great line-up for this conference, which makes me proud to be able to be there. If you’ve ever been paying attention when using Emacs then you’ve already heard those names: Sacha Chua is frequently blogging about how she manages to improve her workflow thanks to Emacs Lisp, John Wiegley is a proficient Emacs contributor maybe best known for his ledger Emacs Mode, then we have Luke Gorrie who hacked up SLIME among other things, we also have Nic Ferrier who is starting a revolution in how to use Emacs Lisp with elnode.

This year’s FOSDEM has been a great edition, in particular the FOSDEM PGDAY 2013 was a great way to begin a 3 days marathon of talking about PostgreSQL with people not only from our community but also from plenty other Open Source communities too: users!

PostgreSQL at FOSDEM made for a great event Having had the opportunity to meet more people from those other development communities, I really think we should go and reach for them in their own conferences.

The previous article FOSDEM 2013 said to be careful with the PostgreSQL devroom schedule because one of my talks there might get swapped with a slot on the FOSDEM PGDay 2013 which happens this Friday and has been sold out anyway. Turns out it’s not true, because we still depend on past century technologies somehow. Not everybody will be looking at the schedule on the web using a connected mobile device (you know, you’ve heard of them, those tracking and surveillance devices, if you want to believe Stallman), and as the schedule gets printed on little paper sheets, it’s unfortunately too late to change it now.

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer