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PostgresConf US 2018

Thanks to the support of our attendees, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors, we are hosting the 7th annual PostgresConf. With over 700 hundred attendees representing the most diverse class of professionals and companies from around the world, the Postgres Conference conveys the preeminent “People, Postgres and Data” experience.






Some of our speakers

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Corey Huinker


Peter Eisentraut

PostgreSQL developer

Bruce Momjian

Senior Database Architect

Marc Linster

SVP, Products and Services
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Joshua D. Drake

Command Prompt, Inc.
Lead Consultant
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Grant McAlister

Amazon Web Services
Senior Principal Engineer

Robert Haas

VP, Chief Architect, Database Server
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Ozgun Erdogan

Citus Data
Chief Technology Officer
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Alexey Klyukin

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Senior PostgreSQL Engineer

Jignesh Shah

Amazon Web Services
Sr Product Manager
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Phil Vacca

Mitel Networks
Enterprise Data Architect

Alexander Kukushkin

Zalando SE
Database Engineer

Will Leinweber

Citus Data
Principal Cloud Engineer

Jan Wieck

OpenSCG Inc.
Senior Database Architect
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Michael Freedman

Cofounder / CTO

Baron Schwartz


Tom Kincaid

General Manager 2ndQuadrant Inc.
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Malcolm McLean

Apace Systems
Director: Technology Services

Erik Brandsberg

Heimdall Data, Inc.
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James Finnerty

Amazon Web Services
Principal Engineer

Oskari Saarenmaa


Frank McQuillan

Director of Product Management

Jason Yee

Technical Evangelist

Nicolae Rusan


Dave Nielsen

Redis Labs
Head of Ecosystem
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Nikolay Samokhvalov

Nombox /

Thomas Limoncelli
SRE Manager

Andrew Dunstan

PostgreSQL Architect

Jonathan Katz

Crunchy Data
Director of Customer Success & Communications

Arjun Narayan

Cockroach Labs
Software Engineer

Rafał Hawrylak

expert software developer
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Alvaro Hernandez


Raj Singh

Developer Advocate
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Brett Hesterberg

Product Manager

Jacque Istok

Head of Data

Scott Yara

Senior Vice President, Products, and Co-Founder, Greenplum
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Howard Goldberg

Morgan Stanley
Head of Greenplum Engineering

Gabi Ferrara

Developer Advocate


2018 has the most awesome program ever!
See rock-star speakers cover the topics of

Postgres Internals

PostgreSQL Partitioning by Keith Fiske

Understanding PostgreSQL IO by Jan Wieck

Partitioning Improvements in PostgreSQL 11 by Robert Haas

Tuning PostgreSQL for High Write Workloads by Grant McAlister

Greenplum Overview for Postgres Hackers by Heikki Heikki Linnakangas

PostGIS Gotchas by Paul Ramsey

Distributing queries the Citus way by Marco Slot

A Roadmap to Continuous Materialized Views by Corey Huinker

Advanced Data Modelling techniques by Christopher Travers

Use Cases

Monitoring PostgreSQL 101 by Jason Yee

Optimization of PostgreSQL for Physician Shift Scheduling Workflow by Shahram Ghandeharizadeh

Distributing postgres with postgres-XL for very large astronomical databases by Pilar de Teodoro

PostgreSQL in a geographically distributed realtime transactional system by Malcolm McLean

PostgreSQL at 20TB and Beyond by Christopher Travers

PostgreSQL at Pandora by Farrukh Afzal

From Startup to Mature Company by John Ashmead

Building A Serverless Database Using Postgres by Nicolae Rusan

JSONB introduction by Jacobus Wolvaardt

Using PostgreSQL, Prometheus and Grafana for storing, analyzing and visualizing metrics by Matvey Arye

NoSQL Best Practices for PostgreSQL by Dmitry Dolgov

ora_migrator: Moving from Oracle to PostgreSQL by Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Time-series for the European Space Agency Solar Orbiter Archive with TimescaleDB by Hector Perez

Microsoft Keynote by Rohan Kumar

Postgres -- Past, Present and Future by Tom Kincaid

Avoid Being Trampled By Elephants by David Rader


Reducing The Surface Area Of Risk In Data Security by Tim Gorman

Building data pipelines with PostgreSQL and Kafka by Oskari Saarenmaa

Challenges of Distributing Postgres: A Citus Story by Ozgun Erdogan

Change Data Capture for a brave new world by Hannu Valtonen

Data Tells the Story by Scott Yara


Deep Dive into the RDS PostgreSQL Universe by Jignesh Shah

Caching Data with Redis Data Structures by Dave Nielsen

Warehouse Benchmark: Redshift vs BigQuery vs Snowflake by George Fraser

Combine the power of community PostgreSQL and Microsoft Azure to migrate existing or build new apps by Sunil Kamath

PostgreSQL on AWS: Tips & Tricks (and horror stories) by Alexander Kukushkin

Internet of Things with PostgreSQL - Performance & Security by Tom Kincaid

How to Benchmark the Next Generation of Databases by Arjun Narayan

Aurora PostgreSQL Tutorial and Extended Deep Dive by James Finnerty

Do data science and machine learning with Postgres on the IBM Cloud by Raj Singh

Amazon Relational Database Service for PostgreSQL and AWS Database Migration Service Training by Jignesh Shah

Regulated Industry Summit

Securing Data Access in a multi-platform Data Lake by Pratik Verma

Do you know your vendor dependencies? by Elizabeth Zalman

Building a data aggregation engine using PostGreSQL to identify opportunities to improve clinical documentation at an academic medical center by Janos Hajagos

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with Azure Database for PostgreSQL by Mark Bolz

A Regulatory Tale for Financial Services and Government by Ivan Novick

How FINRA is Migrating to Postgres by Steve Downs

How to Tame Mob Access to Your Data Lake by Pratik Verma

Achieving Data Privacy Compliance in Postgres or Greenplum by Les McMonagle

Greenplum Summit

Greenplum: A Pivotal Moment on Wall Street by Howard Goldberg

Greenplum for Internet Scale Analytics and Mining by Shaun Litt

Executive Panel: DataOps In Practice - A Better Way to Develop and Deliver Analytics by Jacque Istok

Greenplum: Building a Postgres Fabric for Large Scale Analytical Computation by Elisabeth Hendrickson

Pivotal Greenplum in Action on AWS, Azure, and GCP by Jon Roberts

What It Means to Be a Massively Parallel Postgres DBA by Pravin Rao

Machine Learning, Graph, Text and Geospatial on Postgres and Greenplum by Bharath Sitaraman

Federated Queries Across Both Different Storage Mediums and Different Data Engines by Alexander Denissov

Customize and Secure the Runtime and Dependencies of Your Procedural Languages using PL/Container by Hubert Zhang

Greenplum Kontained: Coordinating Many Postgres Instances on Kubernetes by Goutam Tadi

Pivotal Internal Meeting (By Invitation Only) by Cesar Rojas

Petabyte Scale Data Warehousing with Open Source Greenplum Database by Marshall Presser

Operations and Administration

All The Updates In the World by Phil Vacca

Best Practices for Running Postgres in Kubernetes by Francois Martel

Professional PostgreSQL monitoring made easy with pgwatch2 by Kaarel Moppel

DevOpsing Your Database by Robert Treat

Hydra geo-redundant failover for Postgresql by Jose Cores Finotto

Postgresql Foreign Data Wrappers by Kevin Kempter

Next generation PostgreSQL replication with pglogical 3 and BDR 3 by Peter Eisentraut

Taking care of the elephant by Michael Meskes

Securing Your Data on PostgreSQL by Payal Singh

Radical Ideas from the Practice of Cloud Computing by Thomas Limoncelli

Automated Postgres Failover and Caching with Zero Code Changes by Erik Brandsberg

Automatic Failover and Caching Workshop by Erik Brandsberg

Monitoring PostgreSQL at Scale by Lukas Fittl

Automated DBA by Nikolay Samokhvalov

All the dirt on VACUUM by Jim Nasby

How do we monitor 100+ PostgreSQL machines of TomTom's mapmaking platform in the AWS cloud by Michał Gutkowski

PostgreSQL Configuration for Humans by Alvaro Hernandez

Data Integrity at Scale - lessons learned building Google Cloud SQL by Brett Hesterberg

Architecture & Pitfalls of Logical Replication by Atsushi Torikoshi

So you wanna run your database on Kubernetes? by JP Phillips

Tutorial on Modern PostgreSQL High Availability by Alvaro Hernandez

Mastering PostgreSQL Administration by Bruce Momjian

CockroachDB Fundamentals by Jordan Lewis

Managing PostgreSQL clusters with Patroni by Alexey Klyukin

Deep dive into PostgreSQL Authentication Methods by Abbas Butt

The postgresql.conf from A-Z: Includes Postgres Performance and Maintenance by Joshua D. Drake


Contributing to PostgreSQL by Andrew Dunstan

Tour de Data Types: VARCHAR2 or CHAR(255)? by Andreas Scherbaum

Postgres 11 and Beyond by Bruce Momjian

Elegant Database Tuning by Scott Mead

Postgres Window Magic by Bruce Momjian

ANSI, Schmansi! by Sehrope Sarkuni

How To Index Your Database by Baron Schwartz

Relational Anti-Patterns: How Not to Design your Database by Brad Urani

Using GIS in PostgreSQL by Lloyd Albin

Postgres in a world of DevOps by Marc Linster

TimescaleDB: Re-engineering PostgreSQL as a time-series database by Michael Freedman

Beyond JDBC: Creating a Custom Postgres driver for Clojure by Michael Glaesemann

Distributed Foreign Data Wrappers by Mason Sharp

Constraints: a Developer's Secret Weapon by Will Leinweber

DataGrip: a smart IDE for PostgreSQL by Maksim Sobolevskiy

Real-Time Data Streams from PostgreSQL: A Game Changer in Application Architecture by Jonathan Katz

Migrating to PostgreSQL by Jim Mlodgenski

High Availability PostgreSQL and Kubernetes with Google Cloud by Alexis Guajardo

Digging into advanced SQL by Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Westin Jersey City

Situated on the waterfront Financial District of Jersey City, our AAA/CAA Four Diamond hotel is just 200 steps and one subway stop to NYC. Featuring spacious guest rooms and inspiring views of Manhattan, we're walking distance to great restaurants on the Hudson waterfront. Explore our now completed hotel renovation, escape to the serenity of our 429 Jersey City accommodations and treat yourself to a stay in a one of our premium rooms with sweeping Hudson views of the NYC skyline. In our elevated rooms, you'll have more space to refresh for the next day. Experience the rejuvenating Heavenly Bath and the signature Westin Heavenly Bed, perfect for a blissful night's sleep.

At the Westin Jersey City Newport, we have negotiated a discounted conference room rate of $289/night + applicable taxes for attendees. Be sure to book prior to March 30, 2018 - the conference rate is not guaranteed after this date.

Rooms may be booked via the Westin website, or via telephone (888) 627-7148. If booking via telephone please mention PostgresConf US 2018 to receive the group rate.

Jersey City, New Jersey

Westin Jersey City
479 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, New Jersey 07310
United States

Where to stay in Jersey City

We recommend these accommodations for your visit.

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The Westin Jersey City Newport

At the Westin Jersey City Newport, we have negotiated a discounted conference room rate of $289/night + applicable taxes for attendees. Be sure to book prior to March 30, 2018 - the conference rate is not guaranteed after this date.

Rooms may be booked via the Westin website, or via telephone (888) 627-7148. If booking via telephone please mention PostgresConf US 2018 to receive the group rate.

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Courtyard Jersey City Newport

A convenient hotel a short walk from the conference adjacent to the NJ PATH Station. Rooms may be booked via the Marriott website.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City

An all-suite hotel just a few blocks from the conference. Rooms may be booked via the DoubleTree website.

Things to do around Jersey City

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Statue of Liberty

Visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Ferry service is available to both Liberty and Ellis Island.


Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum focused on the environment, health, and invention to provide visitors with a fun and educational experience.

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Gregorys Coffee

Great fast coffee service at this nearby coffee house, as well as pastries and more! Just a short walk from the hotel.

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Times Square

Take the PATH to 33rd Street and walk a bit up Broadway to Times Square.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Take the PATH across the river and go to New York City's most visited museum where you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world.


One World Observatory

Just a short PATH ride from Jersey City, One World Observatory™ provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters.

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Less than a mile from the conference hotel is Barcade®. Barcade® is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer.