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Pivotal On Light

As part of the countdown to PostgresConf Silicon Valley, learn more about featured Partner Sponsor Pivotal, including their commitment to partnering with and contributing to the Postgres community.

Tell us about your commitment to the PostgreSQL Community.

For those who haven’t heard of us, Greenplum is PostgreSQL massively scaled specifically for analytics. We’ve optimized PostgreSQL for complex analytic queries on text, graph, geospatial, and structured business data.  Via free, open-source Apache MADlib, Python, and R libraries, Greenplum is also capable of in-database machine learning and deep learning, and in our latest version we support distributed execution of Keras/Tensorflow along with GPU acceleration.   Our blog highlights  everything that’s new in our latest version (6.0).

Moreover, we now also offer a commercially-supported version of open-source PostgreSQL based on v11. 

At Pivotal, every product we build is based on open-source, and we’re committed to the viability of the PostgreSQL community.  There are over 100 engineers at Pivotal that contribute to the community, and we’ve made a number of contributions to v11.  We’re currently working on contributions for things like a column store, parallel grouping sets, and improvements to PL/R performance.

You can join our very active community at

What is the best thing about working with the Postgres community?

We’re excited to be part of one of the most successful, longest-running open-source projects.   We enjoy the camaraderie and solidarity of the community, and the willingness of participants to engage, share and collaborate.

We have a large community of PostgreSQL experts at Pivotal – we’ve been working with it for over 15 years – and we’re always interested in adding to it.  Please visit our careers page for more information!

Why is Postgres an ideal foundation to build on?

It’s open source, is proven by a large number of commercial deployments, and has an active community. The ecosystem and the many tools and extensions were incredibly valuable to help us accelerate innovation faster than we could on our own.  We plan to be part of this community for the long haul.

Why should you attend PostgresConf Silicon Valley 2019 in San Jose?

The PostgresConf events in general are great for learning and collaboration.  You can learn from people using Postgres to solve meaningful problems in production, and you make relationships that will last throughout your entire career.    If you haven’t been before, we heartily recommend that you join us here!

 See you at PostgresConf Silicon Valley 2019!


Bob Glithero, Head of Product Marketing for Pivotal Greenplum

Bob Glithero     September 10, 2019

Summer is officially over (although the calendar says otherwise), the kids are back in school, the last three-day camping weekend of the season has passed, and we are staring right at PostgresConf Silicon Valley starting September 18th! Registrations for this fantastic event have already exceeded 2018 numbers and our training day is showing great success. 


Digital Events

  • YugabyteDB Distributed SQL Webinars
    • A series of free webinars discussing technical opportunities with Distributed SQL. YugabyteDB is an Open Source, Postgres compatible Distributed SQL database.




Partner Conferences

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Joshua D. Drake     September 04, 2019

What is Distributed SQL?

A distributed SQL database is similar to a NoSQL database in that it can globally distribute data and elastically scale. At the same time, it can also deliver strong consistency, ACID transactions and support the SQL syntax like you would expect from a monolithic SQL system.

Join us at Distributed SQL Summit at PostgresConf

YugaByte DB is excited to announce the speaker schedule for this year’s Distributed SQL Summit! Expert speakers will dive deep into the use cases, best practices and next steps for successfully implementing distributed SQL as a key part of an enterprise cloud and Oracle migration strategy.

Presented in partnership with PostgresConf, the inaugural Distributed SQL Summit is taking place on September 20, 2019 in San Jose, California. The Summit is the first ever event to focus exclusively on sharing best practices and technical knowledge on the cloud-native approach to deploying, operating and scaling distributed SQL databases. The Summit is co-located with Postgres Conference Silicon Valley, as a “conference within a conference.”

This one-day event features speakers and panelists from some of the biggest names in cloud and database infrastructure including Amazon Aurora, Google Spanner, Facebook,  Kroger and YugaByte DB. Here’s a small preview of some of the scheduled talks:



James Watters, SVP Products – Pivotal


Panel: Facebook’s Distributed Database Evolution

Jeff Rothschild, Dhruba Borthakur, Vishal Kathuria, Karthik Ranganathan


An Introduction to Amazon Aurora

Kamal Gupta, Head of Engineering, Aurora – Amazon


Google Spanner’s SQL Evolution

Campbell Fraser, Software Development Lead – Google Spanner


Transforming the Omni-Channel Experience at Kroger

Mahesh Tyagarajan, VP Engineering – Kroger


Panel: How Cloud-Native and Distributed SQL are Transforming ECommerce & Retail

Moderator: Ram Ravichandran, CTO – Narvar


Distributed MySQL Architectures, Past, Present and Future

Peter Zaitsev, Founder & CEO – Percona


Building Microservices in a Cloud-Native World with Distributed SQL

Ryan Scheidter, Lead Software Engineer – Cerner


Make sure to check out the complete speaker schedule and secure your tickets for PostgresConf and Distributed SQL Summit!

Learn about YugaByte DB

YugaByte DB is an open-source, cloud-native, high-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale apps. And best of all, it is fully compatible with the PostgreSQL wire protocol and the SQL syntax. Built using a unique combination of high-performance document store, auto sharding, per-shard distributed consensus replication and multi-shard ACID transactions (inspired by Google Spanner), YugaByte DB serves both scale-out RDBMS and internet-scale OLTP workloads with low query latency, extreme resilience against failures and global data distribution. As a cloud native database, it can be deployed across public and private clouds as well as in Kubernetes environments with ease.

Attend Talk on Thursday

Karthik Ranganathan, YugaByte’s Co-Founder & CTO, will be highlighting the challenges faced in building a PostgreSQL-compatible distributed SQL database in a talk titled “6 Technical Challenges Developing a Distributed SQL Database” (Thursday, September 19 at 12.30pm-12.50pm). This talk will serve as an excellent introduction to distributed SQL databases and prepare you to make the most of the Distributed SQL Summit the next day.

Visit Sponsor Table

Visit the YugaByte DB sponsor table at PostgresConf to learn how to build business-critical multi-cloud applications with maximum agility. You will see multiple demos with real-world use cases in action and have the opportunity to win some cool prizes.

See you at PostgresConf 2019 Silicon Valley

PostgresConf has always been an excellent resource for attendees to learn from their peers as well as Postgres experts. The 2019 Silicon Valley edition promises to the best ever. We look forward to connecting with you at the conference!

Jimmy Guerrero     September 03, 2019

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