Joshua D. Drake

PostgreSQL for Oracle Developers and DBA's
About the Webinar

PostgreSQL is not very well known among Oracle developers and DBA’s. Yet, the skill set of an Oracle Developer and an Oracle DBA is easily portable to PostgreSQL. Even if your organization is an Oracle customer there are many use cases where PostgreSQL can be an affordable alternative to the Oracle Database.

In this webinar, we will discuss the in and outs, ups and downs of migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL.

The presentation will include PostgreSQL differences, limitations and discussion of commercial needs such as custom features and support.

Attendees should plan on walking away with a comprehensive understanding of the differences of the two products and how to make PostgreSQL work best for their projects.

About Presenter

Joshua D. Drake is an Open Source Consultant specializing in Linux and PostgreSQL. He has been consulting on PostgreSQL since 1996. Throughout his PostgreSQL career he has performed a variety of functions within the community including submitting a patch or two, releasing an O'Reilly book on PostgreSQL as well as being part of the sysadmins and advocacy teams. Further he ran a biannual conference series dedicated to PostgreSQL between the years of 2007 - 2011. He is former Director (2008-2016) for SPI (the non-profit for He is also a Founder, and current Director of United States PostgreSQL. Lastly, he is a core member of PgConf US.