PostgreSQL 10 Beta

When: 6-8pm Thursday July 20, 2017
Where: iovation
Who: Josh Berkus
What: PostgreSQL 10 Beta

 

PostgreSQL 10 is now out in beta. We called it 10 because this release is going to blow your socks off. Josh Berkus will demonstrate several of the new features in this version, including built-in logical replication, native partitioning, additional query parallelism, JSON full-text search, and more. He’ll also explain some of the issues you’re likely to encounter upgrading to Version X.

Josh Berkus recently retired from the PostgreSQL Core Team and is currently working for Redhat as the Project Atomic Community Lead.


If you have a job posting or event you would like me to announce at the meeting, please send it along. The deadline for inclusion is 5pm the day before the meeting.

Our meeting will be held at iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

iovation provides us a light dinner (usually sandwiches or pizza).

Elevators open at 5:45 and building security closes access to the floor at 6:30.

May meeting in one week

When: 6-8pm Thursday May 19, 2016
Where: Iovation
Who: Mark Wong, 2ndQuadrant
What: PostgreSQL Performance Presentation 9.6devel Edition

We will present the latest test results comparing where we are with
9.6devel to the 9.5 branch. Additionally, there will also be data to
illustrate the gaps that Postgres may attempt to close between other
open source column store database solution using DBT-3 (a synthetic
ad-hoc decision support workload).

Mark leads the 2ndQuadrant performance practice as a Performance
Consultant for English Speaking Territories, based out of Oregon in the
USA.

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If you have a job posting or event you would like me to announce at the
meeting, please send it along. The deadline for inclusion is 5pm the day
before the meeting.
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Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US
Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green &
Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking
garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in
the office, sorry!

Elevators open at 5:45 and building security closes access to the floor
at 6:30.

When you arrive at the Iovation office, please sign in on the iPad at
the reception desk.

See you there!

(You can RSVP on our meetup group, if you like.)

OSCON 2012 Booth and BOF session report

Birds of a Feather session report:

We had about 20 attendees at the BoF Wednesday night.  Gabrielle, Bruce and I forged ahead without visual aids (there wasn’t a projector available) and talked about some highlights from the 9.2 release, then had a Q&A session for the remainder of the hour.

Booth report:

– Almost all of the old shirts are gone.  We have a few small women’s shirts left, but that’s it.
– The stickers were popular.
– We sold 4 of Mark’s amigurumi elephants, and raffled one off in the BOF.
– There are a couple of booth photos here: http://chelnik.tumblr.com/

We had fewer visitors than past years, despite this being the biggest OSCON ever.  Our booth was off to the side, facing away from the expo hall, and I think people didn’t know we were there.  Ubuntu had a booth right next to us, and Gabrielle heard on the Ubuntu list that a couple people couldn’t find their booth either, so I think booth placement had a lot to do with our reduced traffic.

As always, thank you to our booth volunteers – PDXPUG members and friends from Intel, Jive, and THRPD:
Ed Snajder
David Throckmorton
Jesse Hallett
Michael Ewan
Michael Brewer & his green trombone
And thanks to Josh Berkus for getting shirts for the volunteers!
Special thanks to Jennifer Wyld for helping include MongoDB in our amigurumi family.

March meeting recap

There was another showing of 18 people at the March meeting. Despite the warning the heckling from Portland State University was kept at a minimum.

Thanks again to iovation for pizza and beverages.

See you next month!