Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Community Days: BigApplePy and DockerNYC

In 2016 we started working with horizontal communities. We wanted to make sure that PgConf US was an inclusive community that advocated not only for the best database in the world but also all the external Open Source technologies that make the best database in the world the best platform in the world. 

This year we wanted to continue building a stronger community through relationships and our efforts are proving successful. We have joined forces with several horizontal communities to bring original and related content to PgConf US. The first is Big Apple Py. They are working with PgConf US to run a full track of Python content as well as a development workshop. 

The workshop is particularly interesting as it will focus on a code sprint to develop a mature and user friendly Python based conference software. I wonder if they know we already use a Ruby on Rails solution...

We also have a great workshop being presented by DockerNYC and Jesse White: Automating production ready databases in Docker
PgConf US 2017 is less than two weeks away and we continue to work with communities to bring you even more new content! Stay tuned as we expect to announce more workshops in the next few days. If you haven't purchased your tickets, today would be a good day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Discounted hotel block ends in a week!

Attendees of PgConf.US , if you haven't gotten your hotel room booked, now is the time! Our block ends on March 6th. Point your browser over here and book that room. While you wait for your email confirmation from the Westin, you can take some time to review the following talk from PgConf US 2015, ToroDB: a new, open-source, document-oriented, JSON database, built on Postgres.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Are you ready for Next-Generation Parallel Query?

The next version of Parallel Query is set to hit in PostgreSQL v10, and you can learn all about it at PgConf.US next month!

Until then, we invite you to catch up on what Parallel Query can do now and Robert Haas's general thoughts on the feature.

Once you are done make sure and grab a ticket to the largest PostgreSQL conference in North America.

03/01/17 Edit: Embedded video so the blog doesn't appear as clickbait

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Training: Detecting performance problems and fixing them

Congratulations to Hans-Jürgen Schönig, who sold out his training: Detecting performance problems and fixing them. This marks one of the quickest training sales in PgConf US history.

Hans-Jürgen Schönig has been in professional PostgreSQL for over 16 years now and has dealt with customers around the globe. His company Cybertec Schönig & Schönig GmbH offers professional services for PostgreSQL, which includes training, 24x7 support, as well as consulting.

We at PgConf US are appreciative of all contributors willing to help us grow the largest PostgreSQL Conference in North America. It is quality content like this training that allows PostgreSQL to continue its upward growth. What a great community we have! Now might be the time to get your tickets!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How PostgreSQL is tested

At PgConf US 2016, PostgreSQL core team member Peter Eisentraut  presented: How PostgreSQL is tested. Below is the video for that presentation. Join us at the end of March to participate in knowledge craft that is rarely seen outside of the PostgreSQL ecosystem.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Third Annual Regulated Industry Summit

Regulated Industry Summit

We just released the schedule for the Regulated Industry Summit!

The "Third Annual Regulated Industry Summit: Finance, Government, Healthcare, and PostgreSQL" is a community summit that brings together PostgreSQL contributors and enterprise developers to discuss challenges and solutions in utilizing PostgreSQL in regulated environments.

Some of the topics of the Regulated Industry Summit are:
  • Engineering cloud infrastructure for HIPAA-compliance
  • Blockchain, Distributed Security and Regulated Industries
  • Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) For PostgreSQL
  • Security Enhancements in Postgres 10 

Entrance to the Regulated Industry Summit is part of conference admission, but if you are just interested in attending the Summit, you can purchase a ticket for the Regulated Industry Summit for $99.

The Largest PostgreSQL Conference in North America 

We are inching closer to March 28 - 31. This year PGConf US 2017 will feature the familiar conference format on March 29 - 31 with a mix of specialized sessions, keynotes, and the ability to connect with PostgreSQL fans at various receptions throughout the day. As with past PostgreSQL conferences, we will feature presentations from the perspective of developers, DBAs, systems administrators, business-intelligence analysts, and decisions makers.

If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, buy them before they sell out!

Get your tickets


Reach out to our sponsors for a special discount code.

For those planning to attend, don’t forget to book your room soon for the best rates as our group block is only available until March 6. We have reserved a block of rooms at the special conference rate of $236/night plus applicable taxes for attendees who make their reservations via the Westin website. You can book your room at:

PGConf US 2017 is hosted by the United States PostgreSQL Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) created to support PostgreSQL in the United States through user group development, conferences, educational initiatives, and fun.  

The generous support from sponsors is what makes PGConf US 2017 possible:

Diamond: Amazon Web Services
Platinum: OpenSCG, EnterpriseDB, 2ndQuadrant
Gold: Heroku, Crunchy Data, GridGain, Braintree, JetBrains, Google Cloud Platform, Select Star, Airfacts

For more information, please visit

We look forward to seeing you in March!                         

Monday, February 13, 2017

Advanced use of pg_stat_statements

The following presentation took place at PgConf US 2016. Join us in 2017 to see other excellent content like this! We have a full line up and an extra day.