SOURCE: EnterpriseDB

August 22, 2011 13:06 ET

Postgres Open 'Connecting Business With Database Innovation 2011' to Be Held in Chicago September 14-16

2ndQuadrant, Heroku, EnterpriseDB and VMWare Join the 'Disruption of the Database' Conference as Founding Sponsors

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - Postgres Open 2011, a community-organized, non-profit conference, addresses the breadth of PostgreSQL usage, will take place on September 14-16, 2011 at Chicago's Westin Michigan Avenue hotel. 2ndQuadrant, Heroku, EnterpriseDB and VMWare are joining the 'Disruption of the Database' conference as founding sponsors.

Postgres Open 2011 is a new conference aimed at bringing enterprise users, application developers and core PostgreSQL developers together. The conference schedule is published and registration is open.

Matt Asay, SVP of Business Development at Strobe and former COO at Canonical, will kick off the conference with a discussion of PostgreSQL's disruptive role in enterprise data systems.

Attendees of Postgres Open will get:

  • Live, hands-on interactive tutorials to maximize their PostgreSQL usage.
  • Cutting edge insights from industry thought leaders into open source database innovations and changes in the database market.
  • Invited talks and presentations will cover many of the innovations in version 9.1, such as nearest-neighbor indexing, serializable snapshot isolation, and transaction-controlled synchronous replication.

More information on Postgres Open 2011: http://postgresopen.org/2011/home/.

To register to go to: http://postgresopen.org/2011/tickets/.

Supporting Quotes:

"PostgreSQL's consistent addition of new features and enhancements, while remaining focused on reliability and performance, has provided myYearbook a solid foundation to create new and innovative applications," said Gavin Roy, CTO at myYearbook. "We are looking forward to the Postgres Open Conference as a venue to share, network, and learn innovative ways to leverage Postgres in our environment."

"As the leading provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB is excited to be a founding sponsor of Postgres Open," said Ed Boyajian, CEO of EnterpriseDB. "This is a brand new and unique event that is bringing together enterprise users, application developers and Postgres developers to collaborate, share and learn new ways to leverage PostgreSQL."

About PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is the leading open source database system, with a global community of thousands of users and dozens of major companies and organizations. The PostgreSQL Project has an unmatched pace of new development today, and it reflects over 20 years of engineering that began at the University of California, Berkeley. PostgreSQL's mature feature set not only matches top proprietary database systems, it exceeds them in advanced database features, extensibility, security and stability.

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