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Silicon Valley 2019

Postgres Conference Silicon Valley is the largest gathering about People, Postgres, Data on the West Coast! An inclusive and diverse event we bring together a best-in-talent combination of speakers, attendees, and sponsors to build opportunities for the global Postgres ecosystem. This year's conference features the Distributed SQL Summit organized by Yugabyte.

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Distributed SQL Summit Organizer



Some of our speakers


Tom Kincaid


General Manager 2ndQuadrant Inc.
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Malcolm McLean


Senior Software Engineer

Lee Roland

Heimdall Data

Head of Products

Andrew Dunstan


PostgreSQL Architect
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Alvaro Hernandez



Victoria McCormick

Jersey Mike's

Database Administrator
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Sangwook Kim



Conference Highlights

Sep 18 Malcolm McLean

Postgresql performance tuning - a crash course

Out of the box PostgreSQL comes with very conservative performance settings. In this 3-hour workshop, we'll look at more useful options that relate to performance and how to set them for your environment, as well as query optimization, statistics, operating system parameters and server resources. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but through this workshop, you'll get the fundamentals of performance tuning PostgreSQL and how to best apply it to your configuration and workload.

Sep 18 Samay Sharma

Building scalable, real-time analytics applications with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

In this hands-on tutorial, we will cover many of the capabilities that make Postgres the world’s most advanced open source relational database. Specifically, we'll dive deep on how to build scalable, real-time analytics applications using Postgres in the cloud. To do this, we’ll go hands-on and use Azure Database for PostgreSQL including Hyperscale (Citus). Topics include: Why more & more teams are choosing Postgres The Postgres features that matter most to real-time analytics -...

Sep 18 Alvaro Hernandez

Oracle to PostgreSQL Migration Tutorial

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...

Sep 19 PostgresConf Organizers and Joshua D. Drake

Silicon Valley Postgres Meetup

Postgres V12: Features and Migration Considerations What's New in YugaByte DB 2.0: PostgreSQL Compatibility on Geo-Distributed Storage Architecture and more! Doors open at 6:00 PM, first presentation starts at 6:30PM. After the meetup there will be networking opportunities in the Hotel bar. You do not need a ticket to Postgres Conference to attend the meetup. Of course the conference would love for you to attend it as well:

Sep 20 Daniil Treshchin

Implementation and Coding Issues with building tiered architectures and microservices

In this talk we will discuss a few aspects of application and database design that are often overlooked. I will try providing practical examples and solutions from real life with particular focus on what not to do and “features” to avoid. We will talk about how monolithic application practices are still pervasive in our micro-service and tiered architectures as well as problems with ORMs and various frameworks. Consecutively, we will talk about an approach to building microservice-based...

Mahesh Tyagarajan

Transforming the Omni-Channel Experience at Kroger

Evolving the technology stack at Kroger to meet the transformational needs of the business – to become a true omni-channel retailer in the food/grocery space. The technology stack evolves to a cloud-native micro-services platform which moves from an on-prem ecosystem to a hybrid of on-prem and public cloud infrastructure. Along this journey we are not lifting and shifting but rethinking the entirety of the stack to modern cloud-agnostic cloud-native architectures by using an abundance of open...


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Ops and Administration

Unleashing the the power of PostgresSql with kubernetes on Diamanti by arvind gupta

Oracle to PostgreSQL Migration Tutorial by Alvaro Hernandez

Postgresql in Kubernetes by Armin Nesiren

How to Reduce Your Time-Consuming PostgreSQL Operational Tasks by 90% with ScaleGrid by dharshan rangegowda

PostgreSQL Managed Services at Amazon RDS: Best Practices by Jim Mlodgenski

Advanced compression in TimescaleDB with hybrid row/columnar storage by David Kohn

10 Steps to good PostgreSQL Performance by Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Postgresql performance tuning - a crash course by Malcolm McLean

From SQL Server DBA to Postgres DBA by Victoria McCormick

Using SSL with PostgreSQL and pgbouncer by Andrew Dunstan

Professional PostgreSQL monitoring made easy by Pavlo Golub

Mostly mistaken and ignored PostgreSQL parameters while optimizing a PostgreSQL database by Avinash Vallarapu

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe by Richard Yen

Effectively securing your PostgreSQL database by Malcolm McLean

The Great Escape: On Prem to the Cloud with Postgres by Morgan Howes

Wait! What's going on inside my database? Understanding PostgreSQL wait events by Jeremy Schneider

Finding and fixing slow queries by Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Vacuuming through pictures by Tom Kincaid

PostgreSQL V12: Features and migration considerations by Joshua D. Drake

AutoVacuum - Tuning and Monitoring by Lloyd Albin

High Availability and Automatic Failover in PostgreSQL by Avinash Vallarapu

Taming Performance Variability in PostgreSQL by Sangwook Kim

San Jose Hilton

San Jose Hilton

Connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and situated at the hub of a city flourishing with industry, our Hilton San Jose hotel is an ideal choice for business travelers. Relax at our outdoor patio or refresh with a dip in our heated outdoor pool. With modern rooms and suites, a European-inspired restaurant, 24-hour fitness center and pool and extensive event space, the hotel offers all you need for a memorable trip to San Jose.

San Jose, California

San Jose Hilton
San Jose, California 95110
United States

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Hyatt Place San Jose /Downtown

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San Jose Marriott

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Fairmont San Jose

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