• [DIGITAL] Kubernetes Best Practices for Distributed SQL Databases

    Join Andrew Nelson, Developer Advocate at YugaByte, for a hands-on presentation on the best practices you should employ when deploying a distributed SQL database on Kubernetes. Topics will include best practices and strategies concerning deployment orchestration, persistent storage, scaling and monitoring. This webinar takes place on Sept 11, 2019 at 11 AM Pacific. RSVP Here: https://postgresconf.org/conferences/Distributed-SQL-Webinar-Series/tickets

  • Dog Days of DevOps with Cloud Austin


    Austin Postgres is joining Cloud Austin this month for the Dog Days of DevOps, an evening of lighting demos/talks. We have a couple Postgres related demos/talks, but can always use more!! Get over to Cloud Austin here: https://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/jfvfcryzlbbc/ and reserve your spot (It is filling up). While you are there consider proposing your own 5 min talk! --- From the Cloud Austin meetup: We have the antidote for these summer doldrums! CloudAustin's Dog Days of DevOps, like our Twelve Clouds of Christmas, is a fast, furious, fun style meetup. Last year's for review: https://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/gxwbkpyxlbcc/ We'll have a dozen (or more) 5 minute lightning demos/talks delivered by all of you! To speak, comment below with your name and the talk's title and 1-sentence blurb to get on the list. Any cloudy, devopsey, containery, high-tech-y talk or demo is welcome. No sales jobs but other than that all are welcome! And we need sponsors! We try to make these more festive than normal meetings so we'd love to have a treat sponsor, one or more booze sponsors, and people who have drawings for door prizes. So encourage your organization to sponsor and get goodwill from a big bunch of the best techies in the ATX. Want to sponsor? Let us know here: http://bit.ly/2VvPBxb Speakers Name, talk title, and blurb, 5 minutes max! Anything you know, someone else doesn't and is interested in. Sign up in the comments at https://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/jfvfcryzlbbc/ with name and talk title and one-sentence blurb. PLEASE RSVP AT THE CLOUD AUSTIN event page at https://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/jfvfcryzlbbc/

  • Twelve Clouds of Christmas


    In December, we will be joining Cloud Austin and a few other tech related groups for their large, annual Twelve Clouds of Christmas. Please head over to: https://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/gxwbkpyxqbxb/ for full details and RSVP. Please be courteous and adjust your RSVP if needed so that we can arrange for ample amount of food and beverage for attendees. Please sign up for a 5 minute demo/lightning talk. We'd love representation from the Austin PostgreSQL community!

  • Greenplum: Building a Postgres Fabric for Large Scale Analytical Computation

    6:00pm Socialize (Sponsored Food and Drink) 6:15 pm Announcements -- Upcoming events, Looking for a Job? Hiring? 6:30pm "Greenplum: Building a Postgres Fabric for Large Scale Analytical Computation" -- Jason Wiseman 7:30 pm Questions and Wrapup Synopsis: Learn how Postgres as a core engine creates the fabric for large scale analytics on multi structured data, and why Greenplum is perfectly positioned in the Postgres ecosystem to be the main option for big data workloads. Speaker Bio: Jason Wiseman leads Pivotal Data Engineering for the South Central US, focusing on both pre- and post-sales solutions, and has spent the last ten years building large-scale data systems. Prior to joining EMC/Greenplum in 2011, Jason worked with several startup companies primarily focused on security and fraud, including WholeSecurity (acquired by Symantec) and Adometry (acquired by Google). How to find us: Take elevator to 2nd Floor, left to Duo.works suites. We will be in the Cafe Grande Room, which is in the open space area. Message Debbie Cerda if any issues getting into the building.

  • Engage in our Postgres + Open Source Community Night

    Growing community is paramount in Open Source space. How do forums and meetup groups as well as conferences including those supported by companies like AWS, Command Prompt, EnterpriseDB, and OpenSCG do to build up our Postgres developer and user communities? What professional development and technical skills can be gained from community engagement? Join us for best practices and lessons learned, as well as skills and knowledge to be built through Community-Led User Groups and events. We'll have a brief panel discussion with Jim Mlodgenski and Joshua Drake, co-organizers of the Postgres Conference series Debbie Cerda, Director of United States PostgreSQL Association and Austin PUG Organizer Grant McAllister, AWS RDS software engineer and speaker at PGConf US and more Please RSVP so we can have an estimate for our food and drinks, sponsored by EnterpriseDB -- there will be root beer as well as local craft beer and wine!

  • PGConf Austin

    Norris Conference Centers - Austin

    The Postgres Conference (PGConf) in conjunction with Austin PostgreSQL User Group hosts the inaugural PGConf Austin (https://pgconf.us/conferences/Austin2017) December 4 - 5, 2017, at the Norris Conference Center located in northwest Austin. PGConf Austin 2017 is a 2-day, multi track conference and is a perfect opportunity for users, developers, business analysts and enthusiasts from the Southwest to amplify Postgres and participate with the Postgres community. Topics include Dev, Ops, Open Source, Cloud and Data. Program available and registration is open, use the code "TXPUG20" for 20% off General Admission (does not count towards training). https://pgconf.us/conferences/Austin2017 PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE -- we will have walk-ups available, appreciate advance registration for planning

  • PGDay Austin 2017: Don't Mess with Postgres POSTPONED

    UPDATE 8/25/2017 8 am POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER EMERGENCY Join PostgreSQL users and advocates in Austin for a day of PostgreSQL at PGDay Austin 2017. Our theme is "Don't Mess With PostgreSQL", with a focus on PostgreSQL's reliability, performance, deep computing, and scalability. We encourage content for all knowledge levels, and welcome content that speaks to users new to PostgreSQL as well as practical applications and case studies. We welcome any PostgreSQL contributors and users, as well as other external communities including but not limited to Python, Djanjo, Rails, JSON, to submit a proposal. Agenda 9:00 AM Registration 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:15 AM Explore the PostgreSQL Universe Debbie Cerda, Austin PUG 10:45 AM PostgreSQL v10: An amplified version of Postgres (Joshua Drake, Command Prompt) 11:30 AM Postgres as your Integrity Store for MongoDB, Cassandra and Hadoop! (Jim Nasby, OpenSCG) 12:15 PM Lunch and networking 1:00 PM Postgres: The Evolution of the Community (https://postgresql.us/events/schedule/pgdayaustin2017/session/457-postgres-the-evolution-of-the-community/) (Jim Mlodgenski, CTO OpenSCG) 1:45 PM Sharding (Bruce Momjian, EnterpriseDB) 2:30 PM Break 2:45 PM How Green Was My Valley - Spatial Analytics with PostGIS, R, and PL/R (Joe Conway, CrunchyData) 3:30 PM Understanding PostgreSQL Query Plans (aka EXPLAIN) (Stephen Frost, Crunchy Data) 4:15 pm Closing Remarks 4:30 PM Closing Reception -- Complimentary Beer from Oasis Texas Brewing Company 5:30 pm -- Afterparty at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival Brewpub of the Year, the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company (ABGB) (http://theabgb.com/). Hosted by OpenSCG. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiKl4nTuPLVAhUrxoMKHfIHBcwQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhrhsbulls.com%2F2016%2F09%2F29%2Fsoccer-at-east-rowan-today-is-postponed%2F&psig=AFQjCNFxbs_nFwAYDC_VslLhk90G1Zoigw&ust=1503752470685443 Registration • Professional -- $40 • Student -- $20 • 2 - 5 pm: 3 hour afternoon Postgres Performance and Tuning Training with Joshua D. Drake of Command Prompt, Inc. (maximum 12 attendees) -- $149 Registration via our new PGDay 2017 website (https://pgdayaustin2017.postgresql.us/). Want to sponsor? Sponsorship funding (https://pgdayaustin2017.postgresql.us/sponsors/) keeps our registration cost low, and supports scholarship opportunities for local students. Want to volunteer? Volunteers needed to help with planning, programming, and onsite registration and speaker moderation. Contact Debbie at [masked] to support. Volunteers and sponsors receive complimentary registrations, but you must contact Debbie directly. Venue Sponsor Beer Sponsor

  • DataLayer 2017

    Alamo Draft House - South Lamar

    Compose (https://www.compose.com/) is hosting their annual DataLayer Conference (https://datalayer.com) in Austin next month, and there will be a few national and local PostgreSQL experts in attendance, as well as speaking. Join us at this one day event to learn more about various databases. Registration Details Early Bird registration of $99 ends 4/30, don't miss out! Price goes up to $199 after that, with onsite registration at $299. Register here (https://datalayer.com/#register). Discount (Updated) Austin PUG members can get a $75 registration with the discount code "AUSTINPUG." Be sure to enter the promo code before going to the Eventbrite page. PostgreSQL at DataLayer U.S. PostgreSQL Association Directors Debbie Cerda and Jim Mlodgenski (OpenSCG, CTO) will be in attendance. U.S. PostgreSQL Association founder and former director Joshua Drake presents "PostgreSQL: The Center of Your Data Universe" at 11:45 am. Talk Description: Although there are still battles to be fought, the war has already been won. Find out how PostgreSQL answers all of your data layer needs. PostgreSQL is a one of the longest standing Open Source Database systems with legions of users leading the way to a sane, productive and performance driven data layer. This presentation will cover an overview of PostgreSQL technologies including: • NoSQL capabilities • Relational capabilities • Replication & High Availability • Features you can't believe you lived without • Community Why Attend DataLayer? While much talk in developer circles these days focuses on the app layer, we feel not enough attention is put on the data layer. Data is the secret ingredient to ensuring apps are optimized for speed, security and user experience. We're putting together an agenda that puts a light on how teams are leveraging various data services (and not just the ones that Compose supports!) to architect beautiful apps. Learn how to scale your app to infinity (or close to).

  • PGConf Mini: Austin


    Join us for a special presentation with PostgreSQL experts who will be in town for DataLayer 2017. This month's meetup will be at Fibercove. Food and refreshments will be provided, so please be sure to RSVP. Thank you to OpenSCG for sponsoring our food and soft drinks, and fibercove for hosting us! Local craft beer courtesy of Oasis Texas Brewing Company (http://otxbc.com/). Agenda 6 pm -- Networking and food/drink 6:15 pm Announcements and updates 6:30 pm Presentations • "Softlayer vs RDS/AWS: A price to performance perspective" - Joshua D. Drake, Command Prompt, Inc. • "PostgreSQL on Debian and apt.postgresql.org" - Dr. Michael Meskes, CEO of credativ ( http://www.credativ.com/ ) • "Top 10 Mistakes When Migrating From Oracle to PostgreSQL" -- Jim Mlodgenski, CTO of OpenSCG Presentation Description: "Softlayer vs RDS/AWS: A price to performance perspective" It seems like everyone is talking about Amazon Web Services. "I deployed!" Amazon offers a great service but what are you really getting for your money? This talk discusses the price to performance ratio between these two cloud offerings, as well as Google Cloud which has added PostgreSQL to its managed services under Cloud SQL. We'll cover when it makes sense to use each one, as well as the ideology as to why you should -- or shouldn't. Let's talk shop with real numbers, and identify what works best for your deployment. About our Speakers: Joshua D. Drake of Command Prompt, Inc. ( https://www.commandprompt.com/ ), is a PostgreSQL Consultant who has consulted on PostgreSQL since Postgres95. Throughout his PostgreSQL career he has performed a variety of functions within the community including releasing an O'Reilly book on PostgreSQL, as well as being part of the sysadmins and advocacy teams He ran a biannual conference series dedicated to PostgreSQL from 2007 - 2011. He is a former Director for SPI (the non-profit for PostgreSQL.org). Drake is also a Founder of United States PostgreSQL, as well as a co-organizer and Chair of PGConf US. Dr. Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in five countries. Its Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of Open-Source projects. He has been Open-Source developer for twenty years working on different Open-Source projects among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has done a lot of Open-Source related presentations on all sorts of events doing a lot of Open-Source evangelism. Jim Mlodgenski is CTO of OpenSCG, a leading enterprise open source services company, with a central focus on PostgreSQL. He has been part of the PostgreSQL community for over a decade, as an architect and sales engineer. He is a Director for the U.S. PostgreSQL Association, as well as an organizer of the Philly PostgreSQL User Group and a Co-organizer of the NYC PostgreSQL User Group. He Is also a co-organizer of PGConf US, the largest PostgreSQL conference in the U.S.

  • Attend OSCON 2017

    Austin Convention Center

    Enjoy this year's OSCON with a discount on a pass, or for a quick visit to the Expo Hall. The Expo Hall Plus Pass is available for $99, but you can use this code "SPEXPO" for a free pass. Stop by the PgUS booth in the non-profit area between O'Reilly Media and PayPal lounge. Expo Hours: • Wednesday, May 10: 10:00am – 5:45pm / 5:45pm – 7:00pm (Booth Crawl) • Thursday, May 11: 10:00am – 4:30pm Want to go for more? You can also use the code "DC20" for 20% off code for a Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Training passes. Register here -- https://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-tx/public/register