SOURCE: Citus Data

Citus Data

July 22, 2015 08:00 ET

Citus Data Announces Preliminary Speaking Schedule for First Annual PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference

Speakers Include Representatives From TripAdvisor, Square, and; 2ndQuadrant Joins as Platinum Sponsor

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) - Citus Data, creators of solutions to scale out and extend the analytics capabilities of PostgreSQL, today announced a preliminary schedule of speakers for the first annual PGConf Silicon Valley, scheduled for November 17-18, 2015, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Organized by Citus Data, PGConf Silicon Valley is a technical conference aimed at the local Silicon Valley PostgreSQL community. A Super Saver pricing discount for PGConf Silicon Valley is available through July 25, 2015.

PGConf Silicon Valley, the first Silicon Valley conference focused solely on PostgreSQL, is an opportunity for leading industry experts and the local PostgreSQL community to discuss and learn about the major new capabilities of PostgreSQL 9.4 and how to optimize a PostgreSQL environment. Conference talks and breakout sessions will cover topics such as performance tuning, backup & replication, PostgreSQL in the cloud, scaling out for big data, data analytics, and new technologies. The preliminary speaking schedule includes:

  • Magnus Hagander, Database Architect, Systems Administrator & Developer for Redpill Linpro, on "What's New in PostgreSQL 9.5"
  • Matthew Kelly, In House Postgres Expert for TripAdvisor, on "At the Heart of a Giant: Postgres at TripAdvisor"
  • Grant McAlister, Senior Principal Engineer for, on "Cloud Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL -- What's New and Lessons Learned"
  • Ryan Lowe, Production Engineer at Square, on "Postgres for MySQL DBAs"
  • Kenny Gorman, CTO of Data for Rackspace, on "Cloud PostgreSQL Automation Management with Ansible"

PGConf Silicon Valley Sponsors enjoy an opportunity to interact with leading PostgreSQL evangelizers, vendors, entrepreneurs, experienced users, and companies that are just now charting their PostgreSQL journey. Current sponsors include:

Platinum: 2ndQuadrant
Bronze: EnterpriseDB, VividCortex
Exhibitor: PostgreSQL Experts, Consistent State
Media: Database Trends & Applications, Datanami

Register now to attend the conference at the highly discounted Super Saver rates, which end on July 25, 2015.

Conference Details
What: PGConf Silicon Valley
When: November 17-18, 2015
Where: South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Super Saver Discounts End: July 25, 2015

About Citus Data
Citus Data offers solutions, which power massively scalable PostgreSQL for real-time applications. The CitusDB hybrid transaction/analytical platform powers both real-time operational and analytic workloads across hundreds of billions of events while cutting query times by up to 100x and supporting both structured and JSON data. Citus Data also offers pg_shard, an open source extension for scaling out PostgreSQL across commodity servers, and cstore_fdw, an open source extension for creating columnar PostgreSQL tables. Citus Data is a Y Combinator alumnus, and is backed by investors that include Data Collective, Bullpen Capital and SV Angel. All Citus Data products are available for download at

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