Presented by:


Tom Kincaid


Tom in the General Manager for 2ndQuadrant in North America. He has been developing, deploying and supporting Database Systems and Enterprise Software for over 25 years. Tom had total product delivery ownership for the Progress OpenEdge platform which included a relational database deployed in thousands of systems and Enterprises all over the world. Tom was VP of Professional Services and later Vice President of products and engineering at EnterpriseDB. Responsibilities in his past include the management and maintenance of over 300 Postgres 24x7 database clusters. He has overseen the design and delivery of Postgres training solutions as well as the deployment of PostgreSQL at both Fortune 500 financial institutions and at military facilities all over the world. Teams he has managed have delivered major features that have become part of PostgreSQL. He overseen the design and and successful delivery of High Availability products for PostgreSQL and several other databases.


Simon Riggs


Simon Riggs is the Founder and CEO of 2ndQuadrant. With more than 30 years of experience in the Database Technology industry, he is one of the few major developers and committers to the open source PostgreSQL project having contributed in every release to date. He is also co-author of the "PostgreSQL Administration Cookbook" series.

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Gartner predicts that there will be over 21 billion connected devices in the world by 2020 []. More than anything else, this number drives all 3 Vs of Big Data: Velocity, Volume, Variety. The Internet of Things (IoT) causes some challenges for any database system: security, resource consumption, ingestion rate, replication as well as coping with various access patterns from transactional systems to complex analytics.

Talk will discuss how PostgreSQL's current feature set, new features in PostgreSQL 11 and Postgres-BDR will provide the required feature set for IoT.

50 min
PostgresConf US 2018