About Postgres by BigSQL
Postgres by BigSQL is complete. At its core, BigSQL is a PostgreSQL distribution. But in addition to the core PostgreSQL database, BigSQL is integrated with more than 20 open source projects that make it easier to do Postgres development, integration, scale-out, and management, as well as migrations from proprietary databases.
All BigSQL components are 100% open source, tested to work together, and include many of the leading Postgres-centric projects today.
Postgres by BigSQL is developer-friendly. Unlike some Postgres distributions, BigSQL’s toolchain is 100% open source, with no commercial dependencies. Installers are consistent across OSX and Windows. Binaries are Relocatable. Installs and uninstalls happen cleanly.
BigSQL's goal is to make things easy for PostgreSQL developers, DBAs, and operations teams, and to always "just work". Some additional key points:
- No commercial components
- No dependencies on proprietary software
- No OS-dependencies, like DLL conflicts, registry entries, etc.
About the BigSQL Team
Denis Lussier - Denis is the Product Manager at AWS for the Postgres Engines Group. Prior to that he is the Founder & Chief Architect at OpenSCG. He has been in the Postgres community for 14 years. In past lives he was also the Founder & CTO at both EnterpriseDB and Fusion Technologies.
Jan Wieck - Jan is a Senior Postgres developer at AWS. Prior to that Jan was a Senior Database Architect at OpenSCG. He is a long time contributor to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has authored many key Postgres technologies over the last 20 years, including PL/pgSQL, Foreign Keys, TOAST and Slony.
Jim Mlodgenski - Jim is a Database Engineer at AWS. Prior to that Jim was CTO at OpenSCG. He has been in the PostgreSQL community for more than a decade and he Co-founded the New York and Philadelphia Postgres Meetup groups. Previously Jim was CEO at StormDB, a commercial cloud version of Postgres-XC. Before that he was Chief Architect at EnterpriseDB and Fusion Technologies.
David Rader - Dave is a senior fellow in the AWS ProServe group and is genuinely a nice guy (kinda). Dave was the SVP of Engineering for OpenSCG and the BigSQL projects. He has over 20 years experience leading large scale technology and data analytics projects. Previously he was CTO for cloud Master Data Management provider MDX, Alliance Global Services and Fusion Technologies.
Scott Mead - Scott is a Database Engineer at AWS. Prior to that he was a Senior Architect at OpenSCG and was employee #1. He has over 15 years of hands on experience configuring servers and applications for large scale production use. He was previously a Principal Systems Engineer for EnterpriseDB and global head of systems administration at Fusion Technologies before that.