Josh Berkus
President and CEO, PostgreSQL Experts


Josh Berkus has been a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team since 2003 and has been working as a database consultant since 1998. His consulting specialties include:

  • Database design
  • Performance tuning and troubleshooting</li
  • Stored procedure debugging</li
  • Training</li
  • Reporting and BI
  • ETL and data cleaning

In addition to his PostgreSQL skills, Josh also:

  • Manages projects
  • Advises companies on working with open source communities
  • Speaks at 6 to 12 conferences a year, worldwide
  • Is an expert in SQL Server 2000
  • Co-founded the San Francisco PostgreSQL User Group

Josh’s work experience includes 8 years of consulting on database applications, primarily building applications for the legal and HR industries and performance tuning. He was also head of Sun Microsystem’s PosgtreSQL support staff for 2 years and helped launch BI startup Greenplum.


Data: Scaling
Location: C121/122
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts), Corey Shields (Mozilla Corporation), Justin Dow (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
If you've ever had to move from data center to data center or to the cloud, or from old hardware to new hardware, you know that it's even more painful than moving house. In this presentation, survivors will tell you how to stay sane (and how to get it right) with a case study from Mozilla: moving 30TB of crash reports with no downtime in data collection. Read more.