NYC PGDAY BigSQL Presentation

At NYC PGDAY 2013 Denis Lussier presented BigSQL = Hadoop plus Postgres.  Denis’s BigSQL presentation focused on leveraging both PostgreSQL and Hadoop to create a Data Platform to meet todays expanding enterprise data needs.  The presentation does a great job of detailing the Open Source components included in OpenSCG’s developer bundles with an explanation of  each components value in the BigSQL ecosystem.  Denis wrapped up the session by installing the BigSQL developer bundles in a live demo and configuring in real time via the included scripts.  This was followed by loading data and executing Hive queries against HDFS.

Conference Report

I just returned from PGDay NYC. The conference had an intensity that I have not seen in other conferences recently. Last year's PGDay NYC conference was in a large facility and felt dominated by people considering Postgres for serious deployments. This year's event was in underground adjacent rooms, and the crowd seemed completely sold on Postgres. The compactness of the venue and the enthusiasm of the crowd made for a unique energy. One of the rooms even had couches and cushioned chairs — I don't think I have ever listened to a technical presentation from a couch — hard to beat.

The event was attended by four core team members and distant speakers like Joshua Drake, David Fetter, and Will Leinweber. Will's presentation was particularly exciting for me and I will be blogging about it soon.

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