PGCon: The-most-advanced-database-in-the-world Conference


Discover CartoDB's power with PostgreSQL, the advanced open-source database. Explore geospatial support through PostGIS for unparalleled functionalities.

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PGCon: The-most-advanced-database-in-the-world Conference

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Did you know that CartoDB runs atop PostgreSQL  the most advanced database in the world? Which also happens to be open source? And the fastest growing database in the market?

We actually contribute extensively to our favorite extension of it  PostGIS.

A lot of what is possible in CartoDB is thanks to this flexibility and extensibility of PostgreSQL. (And it still amazes us  all the cool things that can be done in just good  old  plain SQL (size sorting  distance queries  or digging into data).

PostgreSQL has some of the most advanced and replicated technologies  with extremely powerful extensions and analysis SQL. But even more importantly for us at CartoDB  with PostGIS  PostgreSQL offers exceptional geospatial support. PostGIS performs better and with superior functionalities than Oracle  MongoDB  SQL Server  and well  any other database out there. And the fact that PostGIS is just an extension to PostgreSQL demonstrates how extensible and powerful that database is.

Every year the PostgreSQL community gathers together to discuss the future of our favorite database and share ideas. This event is called PGCon  and it happens in Ottawa this week! Our CEO Javier de la Torre will be there to hear from others and share some of CartoDB’s experiences.

Or   if you ever want to talk about maps and PostGIS in general please ping us. We’d love to show you CartoDB  talk about maps with millions of records  hosted PostgreSQL services  etc.

But hopefully — see you in Ottawa!