• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
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  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
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  • Etelos
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  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
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  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
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  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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This is Your PostgreSQL on Drugs

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PostgreSQL is known to be a powerful open source relational database with many uses. One such use is warehousing EMRs (Electronic Medical Records) from oncology practices across the country. PostgreSQL, Perl, Apache, Ubuntu Linux, and OpenBSD are all used for their strengths to deliver information to pharmaceutical companies to see what their drugs are doing for individuals in real world scenarios.

Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be searchable, aggregated, and extremely secure at the same time? See many of the creative solutions that have been deployed to help facilitate how we put PostgreSQL to the task of drugs.

Aaron Thul

Electronic Medical Office Logistics

My passion for promoting open source technology has led me to become Con Chair of PenguiCon 4.0, which is the first convention ever to bring together two disparate communities that share a love of innovative thought: the open source community and science fiction fans. PenguiCon is currently one of the largest science fiction conventions in Michigan. Open source community panelists at past PenguiCons have included Nat Torkington, Cory Doctorow and Eric Raymond.

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