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Hamburg PostgreSQL User Group
Hamburg PostgreSQL User Group
Public group


Friesenstraße 13 · Hamburg

How to find us

Hammerbrook is the closest S-Bahn station.

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18:10 Welcome Note

18:15 New Features in PostgreSQL 9.5 (Emre Hasegeli)

PostgreSQL 9.5 is released recently. Many of us are in progress of upgrading. It would be nice to put together one more time the new features which we will start using soon. I am going to talk about some of my favourite new features:

• BRIN Indexes ('s_new_in_PostgreSQL_9.5#BRIN_Indexes)


• Foreign Table Inheritance ('s_new_in_PostgreSQL_9.5#Foreign_Table_Inheritance)

• SKIP LOCKED ('s_new_in_PostgreSQL_9.5#SKIP_LOCKED)

• GiST Index-Only Scans ('s_new_in_PostgreSQL_9.5#GiST_Index-Only_Scans)

• TABLESAMPLE ('s_new_in_PostgreSQL_9.5#TABLESAMPLE)

19:00 How we made Greenplum Open Source (Andreas Scherbaum)

Andreas Scherbaum is working with PostgreSQL since 1997. He is involved in several PostgreSQL related community projects, member of the Board of Directors of the European PostgreSQL User Group and also wrote a PostgreSQL book (in German). Since 2011 he is working for EMC/Greenplum/Pivotal and tackles very big databases.

Greenplum is a PostgreSQL fork, optimized for Analytics and Data Warehouse use cases. Pivotal announced in early 2015 that a number of products will go Open Source, one of them is Greenplum Database. This talk provides an overview over the history of Greenplum, the entire process of bringing the product into Open Source, all the stumbling blocks we ran into, and explains how contributors can participate.

20:00 Discussion

We will have soft drinks, beer and snacks. After the talks, we can share our PostgreSQL stories, get to know each other. We can talk about our expectations from the Meetup, what to do, when to have the next one.