Finland thaws, revealing Aiven's spring conference lineup

Over two months in spring ‘18, Aiven travels to five conferences in four countries to share our expertise in PostgreSQL and Kafka. Find out where we’re going.

07 March 2018
Kyle Buzzell
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Head of Growth Marketing at Aiven

It’s been a cold winter in Finland, so we’ve decided to share our knowledge and promote our brand across the world this spring. From March to April, we’ll be traveling from Europe to Southeast Asia and finally, the United States.

Centering around top PostgreSQL and tech conferences, our presentation agenda will cover a variety of topics from change data capture, PG benchmarking, building data pipelines with Postgres and Kafka, and proprietary vs. open-source.

Our promotion agenda focuses on Apache Kafka at Kafka Summit London where we'll demonstrate our unique value proposition as the the number one provider of managed and hosted Kafka.

Now that you have a general overview, let’s dive into the specifics!

Five conferences, four countries, two months

1. pgDay Paris

__When?__ March 15, 2018
__Where?__ Paris, France
__Who?__ [Hannu Valtonen](
__What?__ [Change data capture for a brave new world](

With extensive experience scaling enterprise-level databases, Hannu Valtonen is someone you’d want to listen to when it comes to change data capture (CDC) in the current data landscape.

Simply put, change data capture allows users to act on data without overloading their master database. CDC is especially important given today’s and the future’s data loads.

It especially shines in PostgreSQL, which Hannu will use as a backdrop to cover the latest CDC developments. If you'll be in the Paris area on March 15th, stop by.

2. PGConf APAC

__When?__ March 22, 2018
__Where?__ Singapore
__Who?__ [Oskari Saarenmaa](
__What?__ PostgreSQL performance comparison in various clouds

PGConf touts itself as, “The first large-scale PostgreSQL conference for the Asia Pacific region.” Representing 18 of the 67 regions we provide Aiven PostgreSQL in, it only makes sense for us to be there.

Our CEO will be updating his PG benchmark tests with PG 10.3. across Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and UpCloud platforms.

If you’re interested in an in-depth benchmark of PostgreSQL 10.3’s performance across the cloud in multiple setups and benchmarking best practices, be sure to make it to his presentation on March 22nd.

3. FOSSAsia 2018

__When?__ March 23, 2018
__Where?__ Singapore
__Who?__ [Oskari Saarenmaa](
__What?__ [Open-source database services in the cloud]({:target"\_blank"}

Two days later, Oskari will be heading over to FOSSAsia to discuss the second wave of cloud adoption; the transition from proprietary solutions that lock customers into single cloud providers to their open-source counterparts.

We are uniquely positioned to offer insight into this latest evolution because Aiven’s focus is on providing managed and hosted open-source database services, such as Apache Kafka.

Comparing proprietary and open-source services, he'll give a high-level overview of the pros and cons of both. Mark your calendar for March 24th and we’ll see you at Singapore’s Lifeline Learning Institute!

4. PGConf US

__When?__ April 18 & 20, 2018
__Where?__ Jersey City, New Jersey
__Who?__ [Oskari Saarenmaa]( and [Hannu Valtonen](
__What?__ [Building data pipelines with PostgreSQL and Kafka]( | [Change data capture](

Meeting in Jersey City before they head back across the pond to Aiven HQ, Oskari and Hannu will both be sharing their knowledge at PGConf US.

Hannu will deliver his change data capture presentation to a larger audience and Oskari will discuss using the world’s most advanced open-source database with the preeminent streaming platform to build a data pipeline.

With Oskari’s discussion on the 18th and Hannu’s on the 20th, you won’t even have to worry about missing either.

5. Kafka Summit London

__When?__ April 23-24, 2018
__Where?__ London
__Who?__ [Heikki Nousiainen](, [Markus Nuotto](, [Kyle Buzzell](, [Prem Nallasivampillai](
__What?__ Aiven Kafka value proposition

Sorry to say, but Kafka Summit London is already sold out (giving you an idea of the open-source solution's popularity). Got your ticket? Then check out what Aiven’s doing.

Making the claim that we are the number one provider of managed and hosted Apache Kafka in terms of plan, cloud, and region scope is bold. And, we’re willing to back it up.

Although the math is simple, some may have specific questions and we'll be ready to answer them in person at our booth come this April.

Can't see us this spring?

If you’ve already got your conference tickets, great! If not, get them as soon as possible to make sure you get a chance to meet and discuss cloud database technology with us.

Although we do our best to pick popular events in relatively central locations, we understand that not everyone will be able to attend. Not to worry, we'll also be creating great, in-depth content from the talks we give.

Just be sure to to subscribe to the Aiven blog RSS feed and you’ll be updated when we transform them into content pieces.