Adventures with Postgres: A Small Business Owner's Perspective

Lawrence ("Larry") Hilton

This presentation will recount the quest of one small business owner for digital nirvana. Attendees will be able to dissect the thought processes, spanning more than a decade, of this white-collared specimen as he leap-frogged from one platform to the next before finally settling on postgreSQL. Applications ranging from contact management to insurance policy trust accounting to custom fax and email systems will be scrutinized. Participants in this session should come away with a better sense of how open-source technologies, such as postgreSQL, are reshaping the business landscape, especially for small and emerging enterprises.