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About Denis Lussier

Denis is the Founder, Chief Architect & CEO of OpenSCG. In addition to being handsome, he is also smart & funny. :-)

Compiling new Postgres (9.6.x) on newest LTS Ubuntu (16.04)

It is great to confirm that the latest version of Postgres cleanly builds on the latest Ubuntu without any errors or warnings.   Hmmm, I wonder now if GGC 5 makes anything measurably run faster?? Pre-Requisites: [code] $ sudo apt-get install build-essential libreadline-dev zlib1g-dev flex bison libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libssl-dev [/code] With this complete, you can [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome Affan

Affan Salman joins the team East Brunswick, NJ, March 1, 2016 OpenSCG, a leading provider of subscriptions and services for PostgreSQL, announced today that Affan Salman has joined its team of top-tier PostgreSQL talent as Senior Database Architect. Affan is the primary original author of EnterpriseDB's Oracle compatibility from 10 years ago and has spent [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stinger Delivers Fast Hive SQL via YARN & TEZ

The latest BigSQL bundle now includes Stinger and Tez to dramatically improve performance and extend the SQL dialect. In the latest distribution of BigSQL Release 2, it is extremely easy to get started exploring Tez and Stinger in your own sandbox environment. Taking advantage of YARN, Stinger is now delivering on its three main goals [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|Categories: Big Data, BigSQL, OpenSCG|Comments Off on Stinger Delivers Fast Hive SQL via YARN & TEZ

Low Power (and cost) ARM Servers Get Real

Lately I've been fiddling with the new Cubietruck boards. For about $100 you get: Dual Core ARM A20/a7 CPU 2 GB RAM Full connections for 2.5" sata drive Gigabit Ethernet It all runs nicely off of a little 10-watt $10 power supply. Couple this with a $100 2.5" Seagate 1 TB SSHD and you've got [...]

By | February 12th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Low Power (and cost) ARM Servers Get Real

tPostgres Features Sybase & SQL Server Compatibility

We are pleased to announce version 9.3.2 of tPostgres. Find out more at The transformation of the tPostgres: Sybase & SQL Server Compatibility Project project is now complete. We are fully based on the PGTSQL open source PostgreSQL Extension and are fully woking on the very latest and greatest point release of PG (9.3.2). [...]

By | January 29th, 2014|Categories: BigSQL, PostgreSQL, Uncategorized|Comments Off on tPostgres Features Sybase & SQL Server Compatibility

Cygwin64 is Quite Nice

It's a pretty complete POSIX/Bash scripting environment for Windows with good OpenSSH Client/Server capabilities. If you must use Windows for a project, and your a command line Unix &/or Linux person. This really is a must have.

By | September 4th, 2013|Categories: BigSQL, PostgreSQL, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cygwin64 is Quite Nice

US Fast Food Workers Deserve a Living Wage

I'm not generally a huge fan of Unions, but... enough is enough for goodness sake. Reliable, loyal and productive fast food workers certainly deserve a reasonable living wage. I'm not 100% sure we want to move in one fell swoop from $8/hr minimum wage to $15/hr, but, the industry doesn't seem capable of doing the [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on US Fast Food Workers Deserve a Living Wage

Postgres FDW’s are HOT

Over the last couple years Postgres Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW's) having matured into something very powerful and complete. You can integrate with other Postgres and non-Postgres database instances natively and seamlessly. Check out this blog post from the good people at Heroku and you'll start to understand the beauty and simplicity. The postgres_fdw data wrapper [...]

By | August 5th, 2013|Categories: BigSQL, FDW (Foreign Data Wrapper), Hadoop, PostgreSQL|Comments Off on Postgres FDW’s are HOT