Friday Dec 07, 2007

Live Blogging Day 4: PostgreSQL BoF

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL92 and SQL99 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

Read PostgreSQL about page for more information.

Naturally, the PostgreSQL BoF was an instant hit. Guess who conducted the BoF? None other than Josh Berkus, an acclaimed PostgreSQL leader. Click here for a brief bio of Josh Berkus. 

Thursday Nov 29, 2007

FOSS.IN Featured Speaker: Josh Berkus

We are glad to have Josh Berkus,  PostgreSQL expert attending FOSS.IN next week.

                                                          

More about Josh:

Josh Berkus is primarily known as one of the Core Team of the world-spanning open source database project PostgreSQL.  He has been involved with various open source projects since 1998, including OpenOffice.org, LedgerSMB, Bricolage and OpenBRR, and currently sits on the board of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.  Sun Microsystems employs Josh in its Database Technolgy Group as the strategic lead for Sun's PostgreSQL for Solaris product offering. Contact: josh@postgresql.org. Josh regularly blogs here: blogs.ittoolbox.com/database/soup.

Josh is speaking on PostgreSQL 8.3: A story of many patches:

PostgreSQL 8.3 is out.  Learn how it was developed, including how the biggest feature of the new version was developed by an Indian programmer, Pavan Deloasse, and how you can contribute to the new version.  Also, find out about some of the features in the new version.

Why is Josh excited to be in FOSS.IN?

In his own words...

It's the first chance a member of our core team has been able to speak at a major conference in India.  Since India and China are in all probability the future leading countries in software, it's very important that PostgreSQL build up our Indian community. I hope to get started on that at FOSS.In.

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