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2018 Agenda

At a Glance

Monday, June 4

Pre-Conference Training Day

Exclusive VIP reception
  • Invite-only event with private tours of Fenway Park

Tuesday, June 5

Conference Day 1

Conference sessions
  • Featured Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Postgres Rocks Party

Wednesday, June 6

Conference Day 2

Conference sessions
  • Featured Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
7:30am - 8:45am

Registration & Breakfast

Welcome to Postgres Vision 2018! Check-in at the registration desk, grab some breakfast, and let the fun begin.

8:45am - 9:00am

Kickoff Your Postgres Vision

Kickoff your Postgres Vision with Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EDB. Well-known for his passion, relentless energy, and strategic leadership, Ed will set the stage for the exciting topics and workshops you’ll experience over two days of Postgres Vision. As a 15-year veteran of the open source software movement, Ed believes strongly in the importance of investing in open source partnerships and technology-first innovation.

  • Ed Boyajian

    President & CEO, EnterpriseDB

9:00am - 9:50am

Keynote | The Pragmatic Cloud

Most enterprises today are no longer looking at the cloud as an emerging platform for limited use cases. The cloud is today’s reality. Whether it’s building a private cloud or utilizing multiple public cloud platforms, enterprises find that their scope is too large and their technologies are moving too fast – often their assumptions quickly becoming outdated. Although these tech leaders are constantly challenging their assumptions with thought provoking case studies, the reality of their strategy is often a little less exciting and a lot more pragmatic. This session will look at the practical considerations that are influencing modern cloud strategies including:

- Existing skill sets and technology limitations
- Assortment of current and future cloud workloads
- Economics and realities of today's technology options

Topics:  Cloud, Strategy, CIO, Transformation, Big data

  • Lauren E. Nelson

    Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester

9:50am - 10:40am

Keynote | 10 Ways the Role of the DBA Has Changed in the Age of the Cloud

Not that long ago, DBAs were the gateway to all things database related for enterprises. With the advent of the cloud, automation and DevOps, the DBA’s role and responsibilities are rapidly evolving. Join Ken Rugg, Chief Product & Strategy Officer, at EDB, as he explores the ten most significant ways the role of the DBA has changed and what new, higher value skills a DBA will need be ready for epic change.

Topics:  Database as a Service, cloud, DBA, Security, Transformation, Big data

  • Ken Rugg

    Chief Product & Strategy Officer, EnterpiseDB

10:40am - 11:00am

Break | Postgres Vision Expo

Take a break, grab a snack, meet our sponsors in the Expo Hall. Connect, collaborate, and network. Fuel-up and then hustle back. We’ve got engaging keynotes on deck at 11am.

11:00am - 11:30am

Keynote | The Age of Cognitive Computing: Making Infrastructure Invisible

The cognitive era is here. You are either moving at the speed of insights, or falling behind. Business demands reach well beyond transactional workloads, requiring support for demanding workloads and analytics. Enter the age of Cognitive Computing. IBM and Nutanix will discuss what it takes to make infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.

11:30am - 12:00pm


Digital technologies are rewriting the rulebooks across industries. They are not only having a profound impact on how organizations work, but are also redefining the parameters of productivity and success. Simply striving to keep up is no longer enough, as businesses need to lead the way with new technology in their industries. Join Infosys, a 3x named Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, for an enlightening talk about the use of digital technologies and key trends across nine industries, based on a report from research company, Vanson Bourne.

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch | Postgres Vision Expo

Take your lunch break in our Expo Hall. Meet our partners and exhibitors. Enjoy an amazing lunch. Strike up a conversation. Make a new connection. More than 400 of the sharpest minds in the industry will gather for this powerful technology event, and we invite you to join the conversation. Then, re-group and get ready — lunch will be followed by hands-on workshops and breakouts.

1:30pm - 3:40pm

Workshop | Zero to Cloud in Under 60 Minutes

It is time to get to work. Don’t miss this two-hour workshop with Marc Linster, Ph.D., EDB’s Senior Vice President of Product Development. Marc has an extensive background in engineering, technology and logistics, and he is ready to share his knowledge and show you how to go from “Zero to Cloud in Under 60 Minutes”. This is a “do not miss” session for the hands-on technologist.

Topics:  Strategy, Cloud

  • Marc Linster

    Senior Vice President of Product Development, EnterpriseDB

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions I

  1. Databases in the Cloud: Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Promise

    Operating core infrastructure in the cloud introduces a host of new challenges and this is especially true for databases. In this breakout session, we will discuss the challenges of running databases in the public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Come away with a better understanding of today’s realities, and best practice strategies to get the most out of your databases in the cloud.

    Topics:  Strategy, Cloud, Database as a Service

    • Moderator

      Ken Rugg

      Chief Product & Strategy Officer, EnterpiseDB

  2. Less Bloat, Fewer Writes, and Just Plain Smaller — The Promise of zheap

    PostgreSQL has advanced in terms of features, performance, and scalability for many core systems. However, one of the problems that many enterprises still complain about is bloat. Join this breakout session to discuss the ins and outs of a new solution in development for bloat, zheap. zheap is a new storage format in which only the latest version of the data is kept in main storage and the old versions will be moved to an undo log. Learn more and see the performance results of the prototype of this promising new storage format.

    Topics:  Community, Roadmap

    • Robert Haas

      Major Contributor to PostgreSQL

  3. Containers: Impossible to Ignore and Just Might Change Everything

    Containers have taken ease of deployment to the next level. The promise of containers is to make deployment even faster, giving us better flexibility, and even further increasing the density of applications that we can deploy on existing hardware. The impact on business process is becoming evident, because containers are quickly proving to be the ideal method to implement microservices. Join this workshop to discuss best practices for how to effectively leverage containers to successfully go from big monolithic service apps to microservices.

    Topics:  Containers, Cloud

2:30pm - 2:40pm

Conference Break | Postgres Vision Expo

Take a break, grab a snack, meet our sponsors in the Expo Hall. Connect, collaborate, and network. Fuel-up and then hustle back. Breakout Session II starts at 2:40pm.

2:40pm - 3:40pm

Breakout Sessions II

  1. Building Your Legacy Data Infrastructure for the Cloud

    Today’s enterprises must innovate and evolve their technology to remain competitive during a time of great disruption. The need for rapid innovation and increasing digitalization is shining a light on the IT complexity many organizations now face — untangling years of layered legacy systems. Join Craig Bogovich, Solutions Architect Consultant with NTT Data Services, and he leads a workshop to show you how to building your legacy data infrastructure for the cloud. Craig is an experienced Solutions Architect skilled in Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, IT Infrastructure Management, and Linux Server.

    Topics:  Cloud, Legacy, Strategy, Transformation

    • Craig Bogovich

      Solutions Architect Consultant, NTT Data

  2. Combining Multiple Data Types in a Single DBMS

    Data now comes in a wide variety of formats, giving rise to more heterogeneous data collections, often resulting from a commonly employed strategy of choosing the data management solution best suited for the data type and application demands. Selecting the right “horse for the course” approach results in a phenomenon known as polyglot persistence - data assets stored in multiple incongruent formats. Join this workshop with Henrik Roos, Head of Technology Consultancy for Health & Public Services, with Accenture Finland, and gain insights to master the mix —combining multiple data types in a single DBMS.

    Topics:  Developer, DBA, Architecture

    • Henrik Roos

      Head of Technology Consultancy for Health & Public Services, Accenture Finland

  3. Succeeding with Software Defined Databases in the Cloud

    The software-defined database is policy and service driven, with the benefits of programmability, agility, cost reduction, and automation. A deep ecosystem of resources is available to support migration, configuration, and monitoring, but running databases in the cloud creates new questions. Join Taylor Graham, Field CTO at EDB, and a group your peers, as they discuss proven tactics and strategies to enhance control, support DevOps, migrate legacy applications, and ensure availability and security for software-defined databases in the cloud.

    Topics:  Cloud, Strategy

    • Taylor Grahm

      Field CTO, EnterpriseDB

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Conference Break | Postgres Vision Expo

Take a break, grab a snack, spend time with our sponsors in the Expo Hall. Then, grab a seat in our General Session Hall and get ready to hear from our exciting closing keynote speaker—Dan Lyons, author of the book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Keynote | Disrupted: What Makes a Unicorn

Silicon Valley venture capitalists have a name for start-ups that achieve a valuation of more than $1 billion. They’re called “unicorns.” These hard-charging young companies generate massive wealth for investors – and they do it by wreaking havoc on bigger, more established rivals.

How do these Davids outcompete the Goliaths? What’s in their DNA that makes them special? What can we learn from them? Veteran tech journalist Dan Lyons reckoned the best way to crack the unicorn code was to work for one of these companies and experience start-up culture firsthand. This is a heartfelt talk about reinvention, innovation, and creativity, as well as a guide for how to survive – and even thrive – in an era of chaos and change.

  • Dan Lyons

    Author of: Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs and Disrupted: My Misadventure In the Start-Up Bubble

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Postgres Rocks Party

Postgres does rock! Don’t miss the party. Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and networking in our Postgres Vision Expo Hall. Dan Lyons will be in attendance, signing copies of his book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, a New York Times bestseller, heralded as “the best book about Silicon Valley today.”

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration & Breakfast

It is Day 2 at Postgres Vision. Enjoy your breakfast and take in the spectacular views of the Charles River. We have an exciting agenda planned today. Let’s get started!

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Back and Recap

As we round the corner into our second day at Postgres Vision, join Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EDB, for a summary of Day 1 highlights and a briefing on the engaging topics and workshops available to you to choose from during Day 2. What is trending? What is on the horizon? What is not to be missed? We’ll give you all the details.

  • Ed Boyajian

    President & CEO, EnterpriseDB

9:15am - 10:10am

Keynote: Challenges and Best Practices for Moving Oracle Workloads to The Cloud

Efforts to increase agility are pushing organizations to migrate more workloads to the cloud. Moving your Oracle databases to the cloud is achievable, but you will need to be flexible and willing to change. But, change presents a good opportunity to modernize your architecture and free yourself from the rigor and expense of Oracle at the same time. Join Joe Schuler, Sr. Business Leader, Vice President, at Mastercard, and Marc Linster, Senior Vice President of Product Development, at EDB, as they discuss the real-world challenges of these efforts and the best practice strategies to enable your success.

Topics:  Cloud, Legacy, Strategy, Transformation

  • Joe Schuler

    SR. Business Leader, Vice President, Mastercard

  • Marc Linster

    Senior Vice President of Product Development, EnterpriseDB

10:10am - 10:40am

Keynote | Oracle ULAs and Your Cloud Strategy

The Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) is Oracle’s signature tool designed to expand Oracle’s footprint in their customer’s IT infrastructure and extract maximum long-term revenue from those customers. The Oracle ULA by itself is fraught with risk for any company. Add your cloud strategy in the mix, and the Oracle ULA can now become a major impediment to your move into the cloud. Join Palisade founder, and former Oracle Global Vice President of Contracts and Business Practices, Craig Guarente, as he discusses how Oracle is using their ULA to block your move to the cloud. Craig will provide valuable insights and strategies that can be deployed immediately and with lasting impact to help you reduce your Oracle costs and achieve your long-term goals.

  • Craig Guarente

    CEO, Palisade Compliance

10:40am - 11:00am

Break | Postgres Vision Expo

Take a break, grab a snack, meet our sponsors in the Expo Hall. Connect, collaborate, and network. Fuel-up and then hustle back. We’ve got engaging keynotes on deck at 11am.

11:00am - 12:00am

Keynote | Scrum at Scale The New Ecosystem of Teams

Don’t miss this exciting keynote with Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the developer of Scrum@Scale, based on the fundamental principles of Scrum, Complex Adaptive Systems theory, game theory, and object-oriented technology. Since its inception, Scrum has extended to the creation of products, processes, services, and systems that require the efforts of multiple teams. Join Dr. Sutherland as he discusses how Scrum@Scale efficiently coordinates the new ecosystem of teams, and what makes it unique, including “minimum viable bureaucracy” and “scale-free” architecture.

Book Signing to follow at EDB Booth during Lunch

  • Jeff Sutherland

    Inventor of the SCRUM development process and author of Scrum at Scale

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch | Postgres Vision Expo

Take your lunch break in our Postgres Vision Expo Hall. Meet our partners, exhibitors, and Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of the SCRUM development process. Dr. Sutherland will be at the EDB booth signing copies of his book, Scrum at Scale. This guide was developed with the input of many experienced Scrum practitioners with the goal of the reader being able to implement Scrum@Scale on their own. Then re-fuel, re-group and get ready — lunch will be followed by hands-on workshops and breakouts.

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Workshop | Tuning Postgres for Optimal Performance in the Cloud

Is your cloud instance of PostgreSQL in the cloud tuned for your workload? Default cloud database configuration settings typically require adjustment to be in accordance with Postgres best practices and suitable for your use case. This hands-on workshop will be led by Quest and our EDB certified Postgres experts. Gain practical skills to solve your need for performance improvement, database size issues, memory consumption, locking, and more.

Topics:  Legacy, DBA, Hands on

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions I

  1. Configuring Security in the Cloud

    Your data and critical customer information needs to be protected against security threats, and best practices in the cloud vary from on-premises standards. Many good tools are available to secure your data in the cloud. However, you must fully understand how to use them and consistently enforce your data governance policies to remain secure. Join this workshop for guidance on how to put policies and systems in place to provide consistent oversight and governance to remain secure in the cloud.

    Topics:  Cloud, Security, Strategy

  2. IOT Analytics in a data driven world

    To succeed in today’s fast-paced digital economy, companies must synthesize vast volumes of data in order to better serve their customer needs leveraging automation, smarter interactions, and real-time information. Don’t miss this breakout session with Kate Mitchell of Edge Intelligence, as she discusses IOT Analytics in a Data Driven World. Kate Mitchell brings 30+ years of experience in global public and private companies from start-ups to corporate leaders such as Oracle and IBM, and has learned to effectively align innovative technologies with real-world business needs, resulting in a quantifiable positive impacts.

    Topics:  Big data, IoT

    • Neil Cohen

      VP of Marketing, Edge Intelligence

  3. Why Postgres will Live Forever

    If Postgres is going to live forever, who better to predict its future but the incomparable Bruce Momjian. Bruce Momjian is co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. Bruce feels that some organizations choose Postgres because it is cheaper, open source, and flexible, but believes we are entering phase where organizations choose Postgres because it is the only database that does what they need it to do. Will Postgres live forever? As a most-used and most-loved database, it is well on its way. Join Bruce for this enthusiastic breakout session and join the conversation.

    Topics:  Vision, Community

    • Bruce Momjian

      Co-Founder and Core Team Member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Conference Break | Postgres Vision Expo

Take a break, grab a snack, chat with sponsors in the Expo Hall. Connect, collaborate, and network. Fuel-up and then hustle back. Our second group of breakout sessions starts at 2:45pm.

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Session II

  1. Choose Your Apps: Prioritizing For The Cloud

    Has your organization made an enterprise-wide decision to move to the cloud? This is not uncommon. For many organizations, “cloud first” means exploring ways to deploy new or upgraded applications whenever possible. However, “cloud first” does not mean “cloud always”. Join Ken Rugg, Craig Bogovich, and Henrik Roos, as they discuss best practices to prioritize your applications and database workloads for cloud deployment.

    Topics:  Cloud, Strategy, Transformation

    • Ken Rugg

      Chief Product & Strategy Officer, EnterpriseDB

    • Craig Bogovich

      Solutions Architect Consultant, NTT Data

    • Henrik Roos

      Head of Technology Consultancy for Health & Public Services, Accenture Finland

  2. Unleashing The Beast - Making Postgres Even Faster

    Faster is better. Join Andres Freund for this forward looking breakout session and find out how Postgres will take an even bigger bite out of the database market. Andres will discuss JIT and general Postgres performance enhancements and share his thoughts on why Postgres 11 will be the app developers best option. Andres is one of the leading contributors in the Postgres community and his work has been influential to advancing the replication, performance and scalability capabilities of Postgres. Don’t miss your chance to connect with one of brightest minds in the Postgres community.

    • Andres Freund

      Senior Database Architect, EnterpriseDB

  3. For The DIY’er | How To Create Your Own Private DBaaS

    If you like to be hands-on with your databases, this session is for you. Join this informative breakout to get the details on how to create your own private DBaaS with self-service and simplified provisioning, the ability to scale up and out, and the benefits of automatic failover and backup automation. Interactive demos will be provided.

    Topics:  Cloud, Strategy

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Conference Break | Postgres Vision Expo

Nice job, Postgres Vision. Now is the time to regroup in our Expo Hall and collect and share contact information with colleagues, partners, vendors, and new friends. You’ve learned a lot, and we hope you have had a lot of fun, too. Grab that last cup of coffee, and meet us in the General Session hall for our closing keynote.

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Closing Keynote (fireside chat)

Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EDB, will lead a fireside chat, joined by a special celebrity guest. Let’s debrief, and then it is time to chart your course to realize your Postgres Vision. We will also announce the winner of our Postgres Vision Raffle. You might be a winner!

  • Ed Boyajian

    President & CEO, EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB Pre-Conference Training Day

DBA Skill Builder:

Gain High Value Skills. Be Armed for Epic Change.

Times are Changing
Not long ago, DBAs were the gateway to all things database related for enterprises. With the advent of the cloud, automation and DevOps, your role as a DBA is rapidly evolving.

Data Services Experts Wanted
You need to become a data services expert and architect, understand multiple operating environments, and be able to select the right platform for your needs.

Cloud Skills Are In Demand
You need to move workloads to the cloud confidently, ensure they perform optimally and remain secure. However, your traditional database administration skills have less relevance in the cloud. The ability to tune and optimize the performance of your database in the cloud is high priority, and cloud skills are in demand. The time to build new skills is now.

Postgres Performance Optimization Training:

Gain the high value skills you need to be armed for epic change. Our Postgres Performance Optimization Training will teach you how to configure your database server and use available server resources efficiently without compromising performance. We’ll cover.

  • Postgres Performance Optimization, Server Parameter Tuning, Operating System Considerations, visibility to statistics and options for ongoing monitoring of performance

  • The most important tuning options applicable, regardless of where Postgres is deployed (on premises, public or private cloud).

  • Specific tuning options available in various cloud-based Postgres installations, public cloud platforms, with use cases and examples.

This training is designed for DBAs, Developers Architects and Analysts working with any type of Postgres implementation including in-house or on the Cloud.


Postgres Vision Training Day & Conference Bundle Special Price

Only $750 per person (save $300)

Special training and certification bundle includes:

  • 2-Day all-access conference pass

  • 6+ hours of live training

  • Instruction from Postgres experts with real-world experience in cloud and on-premises

  • Digital Badge to share your knowledge achievement

  • One attempt at the new certification exam
    1. Can be taken on-site immediately at the conclusion of the training
    *BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) is required for testing onsite
    2. Or can be taken anytime before July 4th, online

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