2Q PGConf 2018

December 4 & 5
W Chicago - Lakeshore644 North Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL, 60611-3017

Welcome to 2Q PGConf 2018

2Q PGConf is a conference 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 well-equipped for enterprise use.

The current and future needs to store, access, and manage data can be challenging as the world of technology is 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 world class talks being presented in Chicago – we are also offering training sessions the day before the conference on December 4th.

About 2ndQuadrant

2ndQuadrant is the team of diligent PostgreSQL experts. Our support engineers have over 100 years of combined code contributions to the PostgreSQL project, making us the only company to contribute enterprise features to all of the last 13 releases. This is paired with 17+ years of hands-on experience through client engagements and allows us to integrate customized solutions with our customers – making 2ndQuadrant the Gold Standard for PostgreSQL products & services.

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.

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This course covers the basic concepts of Bi-Directional Replication for PostgreSQL. (more…)

PostgreSQL Performance Tuning

This is a full-day training session focused on areas that you should master to tune PostgreSQL for performance. (more…)

PostgreSQL Security

This training course highlights the importance of database security within an enterprise. (more…)

Postgres as a Platform

How we created a powerful and testable operational reporting environment by leveraging pglogical replication and the extensibility of Postgres.

Postgres and Data Platforming for Data Science

Building data platforms for data science has never been easy. Platforms need to accommodate everything from data integration to consistency and availability concerns at scale to data authorization and entitlement. (more…)

PostgreSQL Recovery Best Practice

This talk discusses some of the ways to avoid disasters with your database, and ways to recover from disasters if they occur.


Lunch and Networking

Using FDW As Never Before: Remote Functions calls

At Braviant Holdings we consider foreign data wrappers to be the best thing even introduced in PostgreSQL. We use them virtually everywhere, both for our apps which interact with OLTP databases and for the ETL for our Data Warehouse.

Dude, Where’s My Byte?

In this demo-documentary of the life-cycle of a single byte of data all the way from birth to purging, we attempt to demystify the internals of PostgreSQL's storage. (more…)

Conflicts and You – The Implications of Multi-Master Operation

As Postgres logical replication matures, the possibility of advanced architectures such as low-latency multi-master clusters becomes more appealing. As the first of these, Postgres-BDR exposes the reality of conflict management to Postgres. (more…)





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

Call for Papers 

2Q PGConf Call for Papers is now closed – follow our social channels or check back soon for the schedule!

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

  • New Features in PostgreSQL 11
  • PostgreSQL 12 – 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

Magnus Hagander – Principal Database Consultant, Redpill Linpro

Dave Pirotte – Developer, Braintree Payment Solutions


2Q PGConf Location

W Chicago - Lakeshore

644 North Lake Shore Drive, 
Chicago, IL, 60611-3017
+1 312-943-9200


W Chicago – Lakeshore

644 North Lake Shore Drive. Chicago, IL 60611-3017, United States

Please use the following link to receive special discount while booking


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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.