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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

The state of Postgres

Umur Cubukcu (Citus Data)
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Data architects, CIOs, data engineers, and application developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of database concepts and the differences between structured and JSON data

What you'll learn

  • Explore the Postgres ecosystem
  • Learn a framework for thinking about modern workloads


PostgreSQL is often regarded as the world’s most advanced open source database—and it’s on fire. Umur Cubukcu moves beyond the typical list of features in the next release to explore why so many new projects “just use Postgres” as their system of record (or system of engagement) at scale. Along the way, you’ll learn how PostgreSQL’s extension APIs are fueling innovations in relational databases.

Topics include:

  • A framework for thinking about modern workloads
  • The evolution of database infrastructure
  • Extensibility for the database
  • PostgreSQL as an ecosystem
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Umur Cubukcu

Citus Data

Umur Cubukcu is cofounder and CEO of Citus Data, a leading Postgres company whose mission is to make it so companies never have to worry about scaling their relational database again. Focusing on both operations and strategy, Umur works directly with technical founders at SaaS companies to help them scale their multitenant applications and with enterprise leaders to power real-time apps that need to handle large-scale data. Umur’s team at Citus Data is active in the Postgres community, sharing expertise and contributing key components and extensions. Citus Data open-sourced its distributed database extension for PostgreSQL in early 2016. Umur has over 15 years of experience driving complex enterprise software, IT, and database initiatives at large enterprises and startups, and he has a deep interest in how scalable systems of record and systems of engagement can help businesses grow. He holds a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University.