PGDay Israel 2023

7th Annual PostgreSQL Conference in Israel

October 19, 2023

PGDay Israel is a yearly non-profit event hosted and run by the PostgreSQL Israeli Community
This event is part of the efforts to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and providing the appropriate resources to further PostgreSQL adoption
PGDay Israel 2023 is recognized under the PostgreSQL Global community event guidelines and is directly helping the PostgreSQL community

Event Venue

BE ALL® Auditorium

Yigal Alon Street 94, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Registration Form

  • PGDay Israel 2023 conference operates in compliance with the national health guidelines.
  • We will ask participants to wear masks, keep social distancing, avoid handshaking, and follow the event organization COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Event Organizers will take no responsibility for health risks of the participant in connection with the participation in the event.
  • Event Organizers will not in any event be held responsible for any loss or damages.
  • The number of the participants will be limited based on the venue capacity.
  • Only registered attendees will be able to participate.
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PGDay Israel 2023 Program

Get together and morning coffee
Welcome Notes
Michael Goldberg, PostgreSQL Project Code of Conduct Committee Chair, PostgreSQL Israel Community
KEYNOTE Postgres 16 Features
Bruce Momjian, Co-founder and Core Team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, Enterprise DB
Review of some historical vulnerabilities
Andrey Borodin, PostgreSQL Contributor, Yandex
PARTNER AlloyDB: Supercharging PostgreSQL with Google Cloud Innovations
Moshe Youdkovich, Google Cloud
Refreshment break
Postgres vs. Linux filesystems
Tomas Vondra, PostgreSQL Major Contributor and Committer, Enterprise DB
Patroni 3.0: What's New and Future Plans
Alexander Kukushkin, Microsoft
Sensitive data searching and anonymization tool for PostgreSQL
Vadim Yatsenko, Tantor Labs
Lunch break
Diving into the most common performance problems in PostgreSQL and how to fix them
Divya Sharma, AWS
Change Data Capture (CDC) pipeline with PostgreSQL, Debezium, and
Idan Asulin, Memphis
PARTNER Sponsors talk
Refreshment break
Schemaless design to achieve flexible data model and cost reduction
Alon Spiegel, Brillix
Query plan freezing extension: design, issues and lessons learned
Andrey Lepikhov, Postgres Professional
Event closure
Photo, video, beers, and other activities
Changes could be applied to the event program

Our Special Guests and Speakers

Bruce Momjian
Bruce Momjian
Bruce is Co-founder and Core Team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. He has been employed by EDB since 2006. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley.
Andrey Borodin
Andrey Borodin
Andrey is an engineer, RDBMS development team lead at Yandex, Ph. D. He has been researching data indexing since 2008. He teaches at the Ural Federal University and Yandex School for Data Analysis.
Tomas Vondra
Tomas Vondra
Tomas is a long-term member of the community, contributor and committer. He works for EDB, focuses mainly on improvements related to performance, query planinng, indexing, benchmarking and so on.
Vadim Yatsenko
Vadim Yatsenko
Vadim is VLDB Architect, Co-Founder and CEO at Tantor Labs. Vadim's major specialization - high load projects design and development, using PostgreSQL as a main database. Vadim is Co-organizer of initiative. He actively participates in PostgreSQL Community in Israel. Vadim started using PostgreSQL in 2008.
Umair Shahid
Alexander Kukushkin
During his professional career, Alexander touched PostgreSQL from all possible sides: as a Web Developer, as System Administrator, and as a Database Engineer now. Since 2015 he has been working on the Patroni project and achieved quite a big success with it. Besides that, Alexander periodically reports bugs and contributes patches to PostgreSQL and some other open-source projects (usually Postgres related).
Divya Sharma
Divya Sharma
Divya is a Sr. RDS PostgreSQL SA, working with AWS for over 6 years now. She has helped several customers migrate to AWS RDS PostgreSQL and Aurora PostgreSQL from commercial database engines. Her day to day role also involves helping customers optimize their PostgreSQL workloads for better performance.
Idan Assulin
Idan Assulin
Idan is the CTO and Co-Founder of Memphis{dev}, a real-time data processing platform that was created with the aim of making the development of streaming applications more streamlined and manageable. He lives in Israel, and happily married to Linoy, with thier son Liam by their side. His journey as a software engineer began in high school where he developed a love for coding that has only grown stronger over the years. Idan is a technology enthusiast and problem solver at heart, always seeking out new and challenging projects.
Alon Spiegel
Alon Spiegel
Alon has begun his career as a software engineer at Mamram (programmers trek). He started his DBA journey in 1996 while serving as a software engineer and a team leader. During his studies he worked as a DBA consultant for a company called Xpert (later acquired by One1). In 2007 he Co. founded Brillix, a professional services company, specializing in data management systems (DMS), Identity Management, and cloud/dev OPS. Alon is leading the DMS department and is fluent in PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, MongoDB and Redis and more.
Andrei Lepikhov
Andrei Lepikhov
Andrei is the lead developer of Postgres Professional. Since 2004 he has been working on database systems. Working with PostgreSQL since 2017, He participated in a bunch of projects: Multimaster, Shardman, AQO, sr_plan, etc. The main area of interest is auto-tuning methods on queries and a whole database instance.

Sponsorship Opportunity

We would like to invite Enterprises who are using PostgreSQL or have support and services around PostgreSQL to support us in this initiative. They can support us by being sponsors for the conference.
We have two levels of sponsorship opportunities available: Partner and Supporter.
This is the level offering maximum visibility and limited to just three sponsors. The price is 15,000 NIS (VAT not included).
Partner will benefit from:
This is the ideal level for showing your support to the community. The price is 5,000 NIS (VAT not included).
Supporter will benefit from:
Please contact us for more information. We look forward to working with you!
The fund raised for PGDay Israel 2023 goes directly to expenses of the conference.
Any proceeds will be kept for supporting next PGDay Israel conferences and local community events.

Abstracts Submission

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Event Organization

PGDay Israel is organised by PostgreSQL Israel Community and follows the PostgreSQL community event guidelines.
Organizing Committee:
Talks Selection Committee: