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Álvaro is a passionate database and software developer. Founder and CEO of OnGres, an “ON postGRES” startup. Álvaro has been dedicated to PostgreSQL and R&D in databases since two decades ago.

Álvaro is at heart an open source advocate and developer. Well-known member of the PostgreSQL Community, he has founded the non-profit Fundación PostgreSQL and the Spanish PostgreSQL User Group.

You can find him frequently speaking at PostgreSQL, database, cloud, and Java conferences. Every year, Álvaro travels approximately three-four times around the globe—in 2020, he will hit the milestone of having delivered 100 tech talks.

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PostgreSQL is a fully-featured, enterprise-grade and open source database, named two years in a row database of the year! And it’s also the best candidate to migrate off of Oracle, supporting very advanced SQL, easy administration and pl/pgsql, a replacement for Oracle’s PL/SQL. Stop spending hundreds of thousands or millions of $ on database licenses and reinvest them in your team, infrastructure and software.

Join this tutorial to learn the best practices, tricks and tools to perform a successful Oracle to PostgreSQL migration. Learn from the team that performed 150M users Blackberry migration to PostgreSQL on GCP with near-zero downtime.

Tentative schedule:

  • Introduction, Migration Strategy, Steps and Risks
  • Architecture
  • Oracle and PostgreSQL differences. Tips&tricks
  • DDL migration
  • Introduction to PL/SQL -> plpgsql migration (business logic conversion)

2019 September 18 13:00
3 h
Winchester (1)
Silicon Valley 2019
Ops and Administration
Requires Registration:
Yes (Registered: 15)