PDXPUG: August Meetup

When: 6-8pm Thursday August 16, 2018
Where: iovation
Who: Mark Wong
What: Sneak peek at stored procedures

Stored procedure support is coming to PostgreSQL 11.  Come hear about what a stored procedure is and how it differs from the existing user-defined functions.

Mark leads the 2ndQuadrant performance practice as a Performance Consultant for English Speaking Territories, based out of Oregon in the USA. He is a long time Contributor to PostgreSQL, co-organizer of the Portland PostgreSQL User Group, and serves as a Director and Treasurer
for the United States PostgreSQL Association.


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 3rd 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! For access to the 3rd floor of the plaza, please either take the lobby stairs to the third floor or take the plaza elevator (near Subway and Rabbit’s Cafe) to the third floor. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room. All attendess must check in at the iovation front desk.

See you there!

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April 2018 Meeting – PUDL: Portland Urban Data Lake

Presented by: Dr. Kristin Tufte

When: 6-8pm Thursday April 19, 2018

 

This talk will describe work in Smart Cities in the Portland region. We’ll begin with the framework and motivation for the Smart Cities work and the question What is a Smart City? We’ll discuss Portland’s approach to Smart Cities, provide some historical context and then give an overview of ongoing Smart Cities projects including work on AV policy, the Portland Urban Data Lake, new sensors and earthquake resilience. The goal of the talk is to give the audience an overview of the work being done in Portland to bring a human face to data and technology and to inspire question and discussion.

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Dr. Tufte is actively involved in Portland’s Smart Cities work and was the data lead on the City of Portland’s Smart Cities proposal. Dr. Tufte has collaborated closely with transportation agencies in the Portland-Vancouver area for the past ten years and directs PORTAL — the regional transportation data archive. Dr. Tufte is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Urban Data Committee, co-chairing its Urban Big Data subcommittee and Portland Global Cities Team Challenge Action Cluster. Dr. Tufte has a PhD in Database Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Tufte’s passion is using data and technology to change people’s lives, especially those in traditionally underserved communities.

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NEW MEETING LOCATION

Our meeting will still be held at iovation, but now on the 3rd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines.  For access to the 3rd floor of the plaza, please either take the lobby stairs to the third floor or take the plaza elevator (near Subway and Rabbit’s Cafe) to the third floor. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

February 2018 Meeting: Automatic For The People

When: 6-8pm Thursday February 15, 2018

Want automated high availability PostgreSQL *without* relying on someone
else’s cloud service? It’s possible today, and easier than you think;
we just need a little container orchestration pixiedust, and your DBAs
can take the weekend off.

Josh Berkus will explain the current state of HA Postgres services on
Kubernetes/OpenShift, introducing the several projects in this area, and
then going into a deep dive on Patroni/Spilo. He’ll bring you up to
date on the new “Kube-native” Patroni, and work expected in the future.
With live demos!

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Josh Berkus helps manage the Kubernetes community for Red Hat. He is a
“hacker emeritus” for PostgreSQL. He lives in NE Portland with a large
black cat, a pottery studio, and a librarian.

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NEW MEETING LOCATION

Our meeting will still be held at iovation, but now on the 3rd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines.  For access to the 3rd floor of the plaza, please either take the lobby stairs to the third floor or take the plaza elevator (near Subway and Rabbit’s Cafe) to the third floor. There will be signs directing you to the meeting room.

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.