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Respecting the majority, questioning the status quo as a minority

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 by Álvaro Hernández postgresql

Respecting the majority, questioning the status quo as a minority Yesterday, the PostgreSQL Core Team launched an unprecedented attack on Fundación PostgreSQL as a whole and individually against Alvaro Hernandez. Fundación PostgreSQL responded promptly. This was an attack against a Postgres Community Non-Profit and a Community member at the individual level. It was unprecedented, as no similar attack has happened in the past. But more concerning, it was unnecessary and disproportionate:

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Postgres Core Team launches unprecedented attack against the Postgres Community

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 by Álvaro Hernández postgresql

Postgres Core Team launches unprecedented attack against the Postgres Community Being distributed is the key to the project’s resilience One of the often cited advantages of the PostgreSQL project is its resiliency. Especially in the presence of rogue actors: being a distributed Community, it is hard to target any individual, group or entity and affect/disrupt the whole Community. Similarly, it is not possible to “buy PostgreSQL”, irrespective of how much money you have, since there’s no single entity, group or company that constitutes the whole project and thus could be acquired.

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Babelfish: the Elephant in the Room?

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 by Álvaro Hernández postgresql

On December 1st, 2020, Amazon AWS announced Babelfish. Babelfish “adds an endpoint to PostgreSQL that understands the SQL Server wire protocol Tabular Data Stream (TDS), as well as commonly used T-SQL commands used by SQL Server. Support for T-SQL includes elements such as the SQL dialect, cursors, catalog views, data types, triggers, stored procedures, and functions”. Wow. SQL Server wire and application compatibility for PostgreSQL! What this means is that Babelfish will be able to “impersonate” a SQL Server database.

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Is it time to modernize the processes, structure and governance of the PostgreSQL Core Team?

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 by Álvaro Hernández postgresql

Is it time to modernize the processes, structure and governance of the PostgreSQL Core Team? The PostgreSQL Community is large, diverse and global. There are users, enthusiasts, developers, contributors, advocates and commercial entities from around the world. All of them working in a loosely collaborative fashion to grow and make PostgreSQL succeed. The Postgres Core Team is considered to be the steering committee for the Community. The definition of the group responsibilities can be found here.

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Postgres Ibiza 2020: cancelled. Mark 2021 in your calendars!

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 by Álvaro Hernández pgibz.io, postgresql

Postgres Ibiza 2020: cancelled. Mark 2021 in your calendars! The World has been taken by storm by the COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the people who, for any reason, are suffering from this. We are with you. At Fundación PostgreSQL we have been watching carefully the events, and trying to keep Postgres Ibiza happening, as long as we could ensure a perfectly safe and healthy condition for organizing it. Even though there is a ray of light and we think a period like September may be safe to organize it, unfortunately, organizing a conference requires quality time.

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PostgreSQL Ibiza: 2 weeks to go

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 by Álvaro Hernández pgibz.io, postgresql

Five-day PostgreSQL networking experience, embedding a 2-day conference Just 2 weeks to go for PostgreSQL Ibiza. The new, innovative PostgreSQL Conferences that happens 50m away from a beach. The conference for thinkers, for networking, for partnering. The conference to be at. But a conference is nothing without great content. And after receiving more than 71 talk submissions, and the hard work that the Committee has done to select the talks, PostgreSQL Ibiza will have top-notch talks from top-notch international speakers.

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What it is PostgreSQL Ibiza and why you should attend

Friday, May 31, 2019 by Álvaro Hernández pgibz.io, postgresql

PostgreSQL for Thinkers Please check PostgreSQL Ibiza’s conference website. If you haven’t done so, please also take two minutes to watch our conference video. Now if you think that PostgreSQL Ibiza is another PostgreSQL Conference, just on the beach (which is not that bad anyway!), then keep reading. Because it is much more than that. PostgreSQL Ibiza is a new, disruptive PostgreSQL conference. We are all in a rush. I have been to many dozens of PostgreSQL conferences in the last decade.

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