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November 12, 2015 08:02 ET

Keynote Addresses for First Annual PGConf Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Conference Announced

Happy Hour on Tuesday Offers Conference Attendees and All Members of the Silicon Valley PostgreSQL Community a Chance to Connect

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) -  Citus Data, creators of solutions that scale out PostgreSQL for real-time big data, today announced that the keynote addresses for the first annual PGConf Silicon Valley conference will be delivered by Jay Kreps, CEO of Confluent, Ivan Novick, Greenplum Database Product Manager at Pivotal Software, and Umur Cubukcu, CEO and Co-founder of Citus Data. The conference will take place November 17-18, 2015 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Organized by Citus Data in cooperation with the San Francisco PostgreSQL Users Group, PGConf Silicon Valley is a technical conference aimed at the Silicon Valley PostgreSQL community and beyond.

PGConf Silicon Valley, the first Silicon Valley conference focused solely on PostgreSQL, is an opportunity for leading industry experts and the local community to discuss and learn about the major new capabilities of PostgreSQL and how to optimize and scale a PostgreSQL environment. Breakout session tracks include DevOps, New Features, PostGIS, Tales from the Trenches, Hacking Postgres, and Data at Scale.

The Keynotes
On Wednesday, November 18, PGConf Silicon Valley will feature three keynote addresses that will launch a full day of breakout sessions:

  • "Apache Kafka: A Commit Log for the Datacenter"
    Jay Kreps, CEO of Confluent, will discuss what database logs, event data, stream processing and Franz Kafka have to do with each other.
  • "PostgreSQL License, Vendor Eco-systems, Cloud Providers, and Future of RDBMS" Ivan Novick, Greenplum Database Product Manager at Pivotal Software, will explore how the permissive PostgreSQL license has created an ecosystem of vendors providing spin-off products based on the PostgreSQL database. He will cover the evolution of PostgreSQL innovations, ranging from databases for big data analytics to OLTP, as well as running them as shrink-wrapped software or in the cloud. He will also provide a vision for how these initiatives are converging to shape the future of relational databases.
  • "Scaling Out PostgreSQL in the Distributed Era"
    Umur Cubukcu, CEO and Co-founder of Citus Data.

Community Happy Hour
On Tuesday, November 17, following the day's tutorial sessions, there will be a no host community happy hour at The Brass Elephant Lounge and Sports Bar. Promoted in conjunction with the San Francisco PostgreSQL Users Group (SFPUG), the lounge is within walking distance of the South San Francisco Conference Center. The happy hour is open to conference attendees and all members of the Silicon Valley Postgres community, whether they are registered for PGConf Silicon Valley or not. The event is the perfect opportunity for those who are not able to attend the conference to connect with other members of the PostgreSQL community. Those planning to attend the event are asked to RSVP for planning purposes.

"While I'm very excited about the breadth and depth of the conference sessions, I'm also really looking forward to interacting with the Postgres community," said Terry Erisman, VP of Marketing for Citus Data. "PostreSQL is enjoying a renaissance among the innovators and entrepreneurs who make up the Silicon Valley Postgres community, and the conference is a terrific opportunity for users to have some fun while they learn more about the power and possibilities of this technology."

PGConf Silicon Valley Sponsors enjoy an opportunity to interact with leading PostgreSQL evangelizers, vendors, entrepreneurs, users, and companies that are charting their PostgreSQL journey. The current list of sponsors includes:

Platinum: 2ndQuadrant, Pivotal, Citus Data
Sliver: Amazon Web Services
Bronze: EnterpriseDB, VividCortex
Exhibitor: PostgreSQL Experts, Consistent State, Rackspace
Media: Database Trends & Applications, Datanami

Register now to attend the conference. Use discount Code "CitusData20" to receive a 20% discount.

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

About Citus Data

Citus Data offers solutions that empower real-time big data by scaling out PostgreSQL. The CitusDB database powers both real-time analytic and operational workloads across hundreds of billions of events, while supporting structured as well as JSON data. Citus Data also offers pg_shard, an open source extension for sharding and scaling out PostgreSQL across a highly available cluster of commodity servers, and cstore_fdw, an open source extension for creating columnar PostgreSQL tables for reduced storage footprint. Citus Data is a Y Combinator alumnus and is backed by investors that include Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, and SV Angel. All Citus Data products are available for download at

Contact Information

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    Terry Erisman
    Citus Data
    (415) 688-4093
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