If you would like to know more about Simon and 2ndQuadrant before you attend PostgresOpen, Josette Garcia has been speaking with Simon to give you the full picture.
Simon, who are you?
I am the founder and CTO of 2ndQuadrant and a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project. I have contributed major features in each of the last 8 versions of PostgreSQL. My work includes recovery and replication, performance and monitoring as well as designs for many other features. I have worked as a Database Architect for more than 25 years, with high-end solutions experience and certifications on Oracle, Terradata and DB2.
What does 2ndQuadrant do?
I founded 2ndQuadrant in 2001, and since then has become the world’s leading authority on the open source PostgreSQL RDBMS, backed by team experience and certifications on Oracle, MySQL, Teradata, Progress, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase. The company has enjoyed steady, manageable growth ever since. It has an ever-expanding team based around the world, all of whom bring relevant industry experience and expertise to the organisation.
What are the benefits of having a growing team based in so many regions?
We provide a range of services, on both a subscription and ad-hoc basis, to corporate and public sector organisations in more than 15 countries across North America, Europe and Pacific regions from offices in the US, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Nordic region and South America.
Which services does 2ndQuadrant offer?
We provide expertise and services that are focused on customer needs at the highest levels of satisfaction with the help of PostgreSQL experts working for us. This enables us to offer a range of enterprise-class services that underpin the Database Lifecycle of PostgreSQL implementations, from initial training, migration, consultancy and 24/7 support services.
What type of support do you provide?
2ndQuadrant provides full 24/7 problem resolution technical support for production systems. Our popular Gold plan offers fast response and resolution times. However, with Platinum Production Support we also guarantee to respond in person (no automated responders) within 15 minutes. We also guarantee to provide a workaround solution within four hours and a bug fix within 24 hours.
What type of training does 2ndQuadrant offer?
2ndQuadrant offers a variety of courses run by experts who understand PostgreSQL at the deepest level. We deliver two types of training:
- Scheduled courses
- On-site training
You described yourself as a major developer: do you and your team develop 2ndQuadrant specific projects?
We have over 10 years of proactive and significant contributions to the development of PostgreSQL. Collectively, we provide over 100 man-years of PostgreSQL expertise in all areas of the Database Lifecycle Management process.
We have also developed: