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PgConf.Russia 2016

I had the honor to present at PgConf.Russia 2016. It’s probably the biggest PostgreSQL conference in Europe (News report), even bigger than It shows that PostgreSQL, and Open Source in general, has a big and growing market share. Was the first time that I travelled to Russia, and as with almost every new country, it is incredible. Also it is nice to be not in charge for a conference, and to enjoy the time attending talks, discuss with others or get stuff done.

Greenplum Database is Open Source

As promised earlier this year, Pivotal released the code for Greenplum Database into Open Source.

Greenplum Database is based on PostgreSQL (was forked from PG 8.2), and features a massive parallel processing system (MPP) to run SQL queries on very large data sets. The code base is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, and available on GitHub. You can fork the project from there, or submit patches and new features.

September PostgreSQL Conference in Beijing

Pivotal hosted the September PostgreSQL Conference in Beijing. I posted about this event in the Pivotal blog.

PostgreSQL Day in Beijing

What happens, if you ask the Chinese PostgreSQL community for a Meetup-like event, one or two speakers? You end up getting a full day conference ;-)

On September 12, Saturday, a full day PostgreSQL conference will take place at the Pivotal office in Beijing. If you want to attend, please sign up here.

The inaugural South Bay PostgreSQL Meetup

As Josh Berkus blogged before, Pivotal is hosting the inaugural South Bay PostgreSQL Meetup in the Palo Alto office.

Wrap-up: MADlib Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2014 is wrapped up: Maxence Ahlouche did an excellent job implementing one new algorithm for MADlib and refactored the code base for another one.

I posted a more detailled explanation in the Pivotal blog.

CPU Usage in Pivotal Greenplum Database

Blogged about how Pivotal Greenplum Database is using all available CPU resources when executing queries.

Pivotal's Google Summer of Code 2014: Implementing Clustering Algorithms in MADlib

Together with Atri Sharma (former GSoC student) and Pivotal Engineer Hai Qian I’m mentoring Maxence Ahlouche in his Google Summer of Code MADlib project.

In the Pivotal Blog I’ve posted a more detailed explanation.

GSoC 2014: Implementing clustering algorithms in MADlib

Happy to announce that Maxence Ahlouche has been accepted by both the PostgreSQL Project and by Google to implement clustering algorithms in MADlib during the Google Summer of Code 2014.

Moving back to EMC

Beginning of February 2014 I moved back from goPivotal to EMC.