CHAR(16) CONFERENCE

Scalability for Business

December 6, 2016 in NewYork

HOSTED BY
img21

ABOUT CHAR(16) CONFERENCE

CHAR(16) is an international conference to discuss the business/technology interface and how we address the problems and need for scalability within the data architecture. CHAR(16) will celebrate and showcase the significant developments the leading PostgreSQL engineering teams have made in the areas of Clustering, High Availability and Replication.

This year’s CHAR conference will take place in New York, December 06, 2016 (with an additional training day on December 07) and will bring together the most prominent organizations, thought leaders and contributors to database engineering and science, to present and discuss this highly important topic.

We are operating in unprecedented times of globalized, mass adoption of technology and data dependency. The current and future needs to store, access and manage data are challenging all previous predictions and a fundamental shift in the requirements of database design is leading to new thinking to support these needs.

CHAR(16) will be a unique opportunity to hear from world-class experts, talking about both recent achievements and the exciting developments ahead. Hear from the engineers who are leading the research to ensure current and future data demands are addressed.

Need to know more? If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us via email: info@charconference.org.

CTO

Senior Manager

Senior Developer

Senior DBA

CONFERENCE MEDIA SPONSOR
Cooper Press Logo

SCHEDULE

8:00 – 9:00

Registration (welcome refreshments)

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome

9:15 – 10:00

Microservices & Data Integration – Petr Jelinek

Implementation details for microservices on PostgreSQL, as well as the options for data integration push and pull using PostgreSQL technologies and Data Integration.

10:00 – 10:45

Scaling for Peak Workloads – Peter Eisentraut

Caching, pooling, message routing and other technologies are required to ensure we can scale to meet requirements of application “Web Scale”.

10:45 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:45

Will your app scale? – Simon Riggs

Asking the key question of how to know whether your application will scale on various kinds of infrastructure.

11:45 – 12:30

Parallel Data Mining – Pavan Deolasee

This talk looks at the enabling architectures needed for mining your data.

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch & Networking

2:30 – 3:15

Enterprise Data Architecture with PostgreSQL – Kevin Kempter

Insights and more details on the specifics of Enterprise Data Architecture with PostgreSQL.

3:15 – 3:30

Refreshments

3:30 – 4:15

Cross Regional Business Continuity – Gianni Ciolli

A look at the technology areas of replication and backup can provide High Availability and Disaster Recovery, in the context of an always-on modern business.

5:00 – 5:15

Closing remarks

5:15 – 7:00

Drink & hors d’oevres

SPONSORS

CHAR(16) is hosted and sponsored by 2ndQuadrant, the leading open source PostgreSQL support and development company. The conference media sponsor is Cooper Press, a fast growing niche computer science and software developer-focused publisher.

img21 Cooper Press Logo

Speakers

Petr will be talking about Microservices & Data Integration. Microservices are the newly popular architecture design pattern for designing applications, allowing you to break down large application architectures into many smaller applications. One of the problems with that design pattern is that the need for data integration between different microservices still exists, perhaps even makes data integration even more important than before. This talk will discuss implementation details for microservices on PostgreSQL, as well as the options for data integration push and pull using PostgreSQL technologies and Data Integration. More about Petr...
Peter will be talking about Scaling for Peak Workloads. Making applications “Web Scale” is a key topic for consumer applications in retail, finance, healthcare and government. Caching, pooling, message routing and other technologies are required to ensure we can scale to meet requirements. Case studies taken from popular social media applications running on PostgreSQL will be presented. More about Peter...
Gianni will be talking about Cross-Regional Business Continuity. Business Continuity is a critical to modern always-on businesses. This talk looks at how the technology areas of replication and backup can provide High Availability and Disaster Recovery. It covers in more detail the requirements, challenges and costs of making solutions that work even across diverse regions when things go bad. More about Gianni...
Pavan will be talking about Parallel Data Mining. Analytics drives the need for Big Data. How can we mine large data stores for truth and benefit? What types of question can we ask? What types of answer do we get? Is that all we need? This talk looks at the enabling architectures needed for mining your data. More about Pavan...
Simon will be asking " Will your app scale?" Simon looks at When, Why, Where and How to Scale your data tier. Most importantly, he looks at the key question of how to know whether your application will scale on various kinds of infrastructure. Simon will also be presenting "Scalable Distributed Databases" More about Simon...
Kevin will be discussing Enterprise Data Architecture with PostgreSQL. His presentation will reveal more details around specifics like Data Governance, Data Modeling, Data Security, Data Content Management, Backup / Recovery, HA & Disaster Management, Data Analysis, Big Data & B.I., Data Life Cycle Management. Data Integration, Data Quality (and Reference Architectures), and Measuring Progress / Scorecard Metrics. More about Kevin...
Eric is a certified DBA and the organizer of the world's largest community of database-technology professionals and chairman of the biannual Database Month festival in New York City. He will be co-emcee the conference and will be facilitating the afternoon panel discussion. More about Eric...
Jonathan Katz of the U.S PostgreSQL Association, has kindly agreed to open CHAR(16) and will co- emcee the day. More about Jonathan...

Training

In order to get to the trainings please take the main entrance to 6th floor of The Hotel Pennsylvania.


Trainings start at 9am and include lunch & coffee breaks.


Petr&SimonExperts in replication and upgrades, Simon & Petr will equip you with practical skills.

Course 1: PostgreSQL Replication & Upgrades (December 07)

This course covers the essential replication and upgrade techniques required to create stable environments and focusing on features like logical, selective and bi-directional replication.  
Gianni&TomasWith many years of real-world experience, learn how to tune PostgreSQL.

Course 2: PostgreSQL Performance Tuning (December 07)

Delegates will learn how to optimally tune PostgreSQL for high performance. The training starts by explaining the overall architecture of the database system, how it interacts with the operating system and what settings are important; both in PostgreSQL and the operating system itself.
PavanOne of the lead developers, Pavan will equip you with specific skills for using Postgres-XL.

Course 3: Postgres-XL (December 07)

An in-depth and practical course covering this horizontally scalable extension to PostgreSQL. This course will help delegates understand and implement massively parallel databases using Postgres-XL.

venue

Across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, this classic Midtown Manhattan hotel in a 1919 building is a 7-minute walk from the Empire State Building and an 11-minute walk from Times Square.

The Hotel Pennsylvania

More Info

The CHAR(16) Venue

The Hotel Pennsylvania

Across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, this classic Midtown Manhattan hotel in a 1919 building is a 7-minute walk from the Empire State Building and an 11-minute walk from Times Square.

Why not stay at the venue?

Why not stay at the venue too - book a room at The Hotel Pennsylvaniahere