2Q PGConf 2017

November 6 & 7 - New York

November 9 - Chicago
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001

W Chicago - City Center
172 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603

Welcome to 2Q PGConf 2017

2Q PGConf is dedicated to exchanging knowledge about the world’s most advanced open source database: PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system with a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems and is suitable for enterprise use.

2ndQuadrant was founded in 2001 by Simon Riggs, a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project. As the largest single collective organization of PostgreSQL experts of any company globally, 2ndQuadrant has made it their mission to provide the gold standard of products and services to support PostgreSQL and its continuous growth.

The current and future needs to store, access, and manage data can be challenging as the world of technology constantly evolving and progressing. 2Q PGConf provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about PostgreSQL from world-class experts talking about both recent achievements and the exciting developments coming in the future.

In addition to the exceptional talks being presented in New York and Chicago – we’re also offering training sessions the day before the New York event on November 6th.

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Postgres BDR

Bi-Directional Replication for PostgreSQL (Postgres-BDR, or BDR) is the first open source (more…)

Postgres-XL 10

An in-depth and practical course covering this horizontally scalable extension to PostgreSQL. (more…)

PostgreSQL Security

Identifying database security breach points is the first step towards improving your infrastructure (more…)


Lunch and Networking

The JSON-driven Schema

Over the last few releases, Postgres has added and expanded support for storing and querying JSON documents. (more…)

CERN’s Database On Demand

The Database On Demand platform provides the CERN user community with an automatized solution (more…)

Keynote: Distributed PostgreSQL

Discussion of FDWs, Sharding/XL, Physical and Logical Replication technologies now and in the future.

Keynote: What’s new in PostgreSQL 10

PostgreSQL 10 is the latest and greatest version of PostgreSQL. This talk will outline some of the new features in this exciting new release!

BDR Around the Globe

BDR: What does it do? Does it do things? Let's find out! (more…)

Database security in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL has a zoo of facilities available to secure a PostgreSQL database, including encryption, (more…)


Lunch and Networking

PastgreSQL: Dead Data Tells All Tales!

Change tracking within the database is often implemented using table-level triggers to populate “history tables”. (more…)

Data Integrity at Scale

Keeping data safe is the top responsibility of anyone running a database. Learn how the Google Cloud SQL team protects against data loss. Cloud SQL is Google's

Keynote: Distributed PostgreSQL

Discussion of FDWs, Sharding/XL, Physical and Logical Replication technologies now and in the future.





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Sponsors are grouped by level, organized alphabetically. Platinum sponsorship limited to 3 participants.

Call for Papers 

2Q PGConf Call for Papers is now closed – check back soon for the schedule!  

We will be hosting speakers giving dynamic presentations, case studies, and talks on the following topics:

  • PostgreSQL 10
  • PostgreSQL 11 – What’s in store for the future of PostgreSQL?
  • Deployment and Administration of large scale PostgreSQL installations
  • Case studies and/or success stories of PostgreSQL deployments (or interesting failures)
  • PostgreSQL tools and utilities
  • Community and local user groups
  • Tuning and performance improvements
  • Migration from other database systems
  • Replication, Clustering and/or High Availability
  • Disaster Recovery and Backup strategies
  • Benchmarking and hardware
  • DevOps and continuous deployment/configuration/integration around PostgreSQL

We would like to give a big thanks to our Talk Selection Committee!

Simon Riggs – Founder and CTO, 2ndQuadrant

Jonathan Katz – CTO, VenueBook

Dave Pirotte – Developer, Braintree Payment Solutions


2Q PGConf Locations

New York Location

The New Yorker

481 8th Ave

New York, NY 10001

United States

+1 212-971-0101

Chicago Location

172 W Adams St

Chicago, IL 60603

United States

+1 312-332-1200


Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


The New York portion of the event (Nov. 6 & 7) will be held at the beautiful New Yorker Hotel. Nestled in Midtown Manhattan along 8th Avenue – just minutes from Times Square and one block from Penn Station – stands an iconic Jazz Age-era building that has drawn some of the most influential travelers in history.

Please use the link above for special group discounts through October 20, 2017.

W Chicago – City Center

172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA


The Chicago event (Nov. 9) will be held at the W Chicago City Center in downtown Chicago, just steps from Grant Park, the Chicago Art Institute, music at Millennium Park, and more.

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Any profits from the 2ndQuadrant PostgreSQL Conference will be used to sponsor development work for future releases of Open Source PostgreSQL.