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

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 http://www.pgconf.us

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.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

PGConf US 2017: Early Birds Soared

Our Early Bird tickets for PGConf US 2017 just closed yesterday and looking back at what happened, I'm blown away. We have been feeling the interest in the conference growing this year, but now we are seeing those feelings translate into actual attendees. This year we tripled the number of Early Bird tickets we sold over last year. The even more exciting part is of those ticket sales, 70% were to people attending PGConf US for the first time.

These early results are causing some interesting problems that we didn't think we would need to worry about this year. When we chose the Westin in Jersey City for our venue this year, we looked around and saw a huge space that could easily accommodate the size of our conference, but now after the Early Bird, we need to set a maximum number of tickets we can sell.

Another thing we are seeing is the great interest in the training classes. In years past, people would buy their ticket and them come back as the conference gets closer when they know their schedule and add a training class or two. This year, we have already sold a third of the available seats with one of the classes only having 10 seats remaining.

If you missed the Early Bird special, but are still looking for a bit of a discount on your ticket costs, reach out to one of our great sponsors. They all have discount codes that they would happily give to you. Check out the list of our sponsors at http://www.pgconf.us/conferences/2017 and ask one of them for a discount code.

So... If you are thinking about coming to PGConf US 2017 this year, get your tickets soon. We may just sell out.