OSGeo-Live Adopts The OSGeo Code Of Conduct

In our OSGeo-Live weekly meeting today, we agreed to adopt the OSGeo Code of Conduct, which is now included in our processes here:

OSGeo Code Of Conduct

This formalises the previously unwritten practice of contributors acting respectfully toward others while working on OSGeo-Live.

I’d encourage other projects to adopt similar statements as well.

If you do, please let me know. As I was involved writing the Code of Conduct, I’m personally interested to know if people are starting to reference it.


Cameron Shorter
Software and Data Solutions Manager
LISAsoft

EnterpriseDB Webinar: The Value of Postgres to IT and Finance

Presenters: Marc Linster, SVP Products and Services and Gary Ludorf, VP of Business Development

Date: Wednesday, June 3 at 08:00am EDT

Duration: 1 hour

Register Here

Developers and DBAs know the value of Postgres as they have been deploying Postgres into a wider range of environments over the years.

However, as Postgres has matured into an enterprise DBMS capable of running running most enterprise workloads, the developers and DBAs bringing it in are seeking greater budget to use EDB Postgres in more situations. This webinar will help you understand how to articulate the financial benefits of Postgres to your executives.

During this presentation Gary Ludorf, VP of Business Development and Marc Linster, SVP Products & Services will discuss how to:

  • Identify new technology that meets enterprise standards and reduces the cost burden of underlying applications infrastructure
  • Change the game on restrictive database-driven ULAs to break vendor lock-in and free up resources
  • Set up a migration workflow to rapidly move applications off proprietary database technology, or outsource the project to global integration partners.

Who should attend?

This presentation is intended for strategic IT and Business Decision-Makers involved in data infrastructure decisions and cost savings. Financial executives involved in purchasing with IT would also benefit from this presentation.

LISAsoft Geoserver Module 2 Training Melbourne Thursday September 1st 2015

LISAsoft is pleased to announce that we’ve organised our Geospatial training calendar through to September 2015.

The second course out of the starting gate, to which we’d like to extend you a personal invitation, is Geoserver Module 2 being held in Melbourne for the dates Thursday September 1st through to Friday September 2nd.

Course Synopsis:

Course Name: Geoserver Module 2
Course Location: Melbourne, VIC
Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Date: Thursday 1 – Friday 2 September, 2015
Course Value (exc. GST): $2,680
Course Code: GSPRO02

For a full description of the Geoserver Module 2 Program click through here: Geoserver Module 2

To view the complete LISAsoft Training Schedule through to September 2015 click through here: LISAsoft Training Schedule

All your LISAsoft Training FAQ’s should be answered if you click through here: LISAsoft Training FAQ’s

We hope you can make it along to the course.

Call Cameron Shorter at LISAsoft on 02 9009 5000 if there is anything further about the training you’d like to discuss.

LISAsoft Geoserver Module 1 Training Melbourne Tuesday August 18th 2015

LISAsoft is pleased to announce that we’ve organised our Geospatial training calendar through to September 2015.

The first course out of the starting gate, to which we’d like to extend you a personal invitation, is Geoserver Module 1 being held in Melbourne for the dates Tuesday August 18th through to Wednesday August 19th.

Course Synopsis:

Course Name: Geoserver Module 1
Course Location: Melbourne, VIC
Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Date: Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19th August, 2015
Course Value (exc. GST): $2,450
Course Code: GSPRO01

For a full description of the Geoserver Module 1 Program click through here: Geoserver Module 1

To view the complete LISAsoft Training Schedule through to September 2015 click through here: LISAsoft Training Schedule

All your LISAsoft Training FAQ’s should be answered if you click through here: LISAsoft Training FAQ’s

We hope you can make it along to the course.

Call Cameron Shorter at LISAsoft on 02 9009 5000 if there is anything further about the training you’d like to discuss.

Hadoop To Postgres – Bridging The Gap

Story Source and Credit: Ahsan Hadi & Ibrar Ahmed, Feb 20, 2015

Advances in Postgres in recent releases have opened up opportunities for expanding features that support data integration. The most compelling of these new features are called Foreign Data Wrappers (FDWs). FDWs essentially act as a pipeline for data to move to and from Postgres and other kinds of databases as if the different solutions were a single database. EnterpriseDB has developed new FDWs for MongoDB and MySQL. Now, we have released one for Hadoop.

The FDW for Hadoop can be found on EDB’s GitHub page.

Foreign Data Wrappers enable Postgres to act as the central hub, a federated database, in the enterprise. And the features have emerged at a good time as integration becomes more of a challenge. Database administrators (DBAs) have begun using more and more specialized NoSQL-only solutions to address specific problems. Now DBAs need to address getting the data in all of these different solutions to tell one single story, or lend value to one another.

Since EDB released the new FDWs with both read and write capability to the open source PostgreSQL community, usage has grown tremendously. More and more developers are contributing features and fixes.

Now that we’ve established some context for the FDWs, let’s explore the Hadoop FDW in more detail. There are few popular terms worth exploring first:

Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS): HDFS is a distributed file system for large data storage and processing. It’s java-based and provides scalable and reliable storage that is designed to span large clusters of commodity servers. The data is stored in flat files and format-free. As a result, it’s used for very large data sets and a typical HDFS file is a GB to TB in size. Applications that run HDFS require streaming access to their data sets.

MapReduce: MapReduce is a programming model and associated implementation for processing and generating large data sets. The model was inspired by the map and reduce functions commonly used in functional programming. MapReduce jobs are written in java and are used for performing statistical analysis, aggregates or other complex processing on large data sets stored in HDFS.

Hive Server: The Apache Hive is data warehouse software that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage i.e. an HDFS. Hive defines a simple query-like language called QL which is used for querying and manipulating large data sets stored in an HDFS. The QL language is similar to SQL and provides similar constructs for retrieving data. Hive server is an optional service that allows remote clients to send requests to HIVE using various programming languages and retrieve results.

Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW): While we have introduced FDWs already, it’s good to know they are based on Postgres implementation of the SQL/MED (SQL management of external data) specification of the SQL standard. It is a standard way of accessing external data stores ranging from SQL and NoSQL-only databases to flat files. FDWs provide a SQL interface for accessing remote objects and large data objects stored in remote data stores. The FDWs supported by EnterpriseDB are postgres_fdw, oracle_fdw, mongo_fdw, mysql_fdw and now we’re adding HDFS_fdw to the list.

Full Story, Installation Instructions and Code Examples Here…….

EnterpriseDB Features Enterprise Postgres Migrations at Gartner Summit

Story Credit and Source: EnterpriseDB April 1st 2015

EnterpriseDB (EDB), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, is showcasing the enterprise-class performance of Postgres during the Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit today and tomorrow in Las Vegas.

EDB and its customer Clear Capital will present a case study during the event that illustrates the ease and benefits of migrating from a costly, traditional database to EDB’s Postgres Plus Advanced Server.

Brands globally have discovered Postgres provides the performance and security required to support mission-critical workloads at a fraction of the cost of traditional databases. With an open source based model that reduces costs, Postgres Plus solutions from EDB enable IT to redirect budget to support new data-driven initiatives. Clear Capital is a data-driven enterprise, providing residential and commercial real estate valuations, data and analytics, quality assurance services and technology solutions.

“EDB has become an industry leader by providing a database, tools and compatibility with Oracle that support most of the applications global enterprises typically run,” said Marc Linster, Senior Vice President of Products and Services at EnterpriseDB.

“We believe our recent positioning in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems* is a reflection of that. The fact we cut database costs has made us popular with innovative departments looking to redirect budget to more strategic, forward-thinking projects.”

Open Source: The New Data Center Standard

Story Source and Credit: The Gartner Files

Open-source Relational Database Management Systems have matured significantly and can be used to replace commercial RDBMSs at a considerable Total Cost of Ownership saving. Information leaders, Database Administrators and application development management can now consider them as a standard choice for deploying applications.

Strategic Planning Assumption
By 2018, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50% of existing commercial RDBMS instances will have been converted or will be in process.

Impacts

  • Open-source relational DBMSs (RDBMSs) have matured and today can be considered by information leaders, DBAs and application development management as a standard infrastructure choice for a large majority of new enterprise applications.
  • An increasing proportion of third-party and in-house applications can be used on open-source RDBMSs, meaning DBAs and application development management can now use them to replace existing internal commercial RDBMSs.
  • Information leaders who opt for an open-source DBMS (OSDBMS) licensing model can benefit from much lower costs than using a commercial model, even with today’s hosted cloud and database platform as a service (dbPaaS) offerings.

Recommendations

  • Add an open-source RDBMS to your organization’s RDBMS standards for new uses, and to replace a commercial RDBMS where it and specific functionality are not required.
  • Evaluate the use of an open-source RDBMS, when offered by a third-party application vendor, as the implementation platform of choice for existing deployments.
  • Look for subscription-based pricing models, even if not open source — most offer the same cost model and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

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