Speaker: Jim Mlodgenski,
Senior Database Architect, EnterpriseDB
For years, the common industry perception has been that MySQL is faster and easier to use than PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL is perceived as more powerful, more focused on data integrity, and stricter at complying with SQL specifications, but correspondingly slower and more complicated to use.
Like many perceptions formed in the past, these things aren't as true with the current generation of releases as they used to be. DBAs, developers, and IT managers and decision-makers will benefit from this hour-long presentation about the pros and cons of using PostgreSQL or MySQL, which will include a discussion about the ongoing trend towards using open source in the enterprise.
About the Speaker:
Jim is one of EnterpriseDB's first employees and joined the company in May, 2005. As Senior Database Architect he has been responsible for EnterpriseDB's technical pre-sales, professional services, providing customized solutions and training.
Prior to joining EnterpriseDB, Jim was a partner and architect at Fusion Technologies, a technology services company founded by EnterpriseDB's chief architect, Denis Lussier. For nearly a decade, Jim developed early designs and concepts for Fusion's consulting projects and specialized in Oracle application development, Web development, and open source.
Jim received a BS degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jim has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of many white papers on RDBMS
Who Should Attend: Professionals interested in understanding database alternatives and students.
Added by Navin Kabra on January 18, 2009