November 23-24



Jan Karremans

Chief Evangelist

EDB Postgres, The Netherlands


Jan Karremans is Director of Product Marketing with EDB. With over 25 years of experience in the database market and a former qualified Oracle ACE, Jan is a well-respected expert in relational database technologies, speaking regularly at conferences around the globe.

He began his career working as a systems administrator running a Datapoint Mainframe at a medical facility for the Royal Dutch Army. While there Jan supported the switch to Oracle Database 7.1 on a Micro VAX 3100, which began his involvement with the Oracle Database. Subsequently, he participated in the development and deployment of a database platform for healthcare administration, called Ecaris, which was developed on a Rapid Webapplication Development framework, similar to Oracle APEX.

On a parallel track in his career, Jan moved into sales and consultancy as Business Development Manager for New Zealand based and operated Dbvisit. At the company, he developed sales campaigns to drive demand for its innovative software that protects data in Oracle Standard Edition databases. Prior to joining EnterpriseDB Jan was director of operations for Portrix, where he was responsible for all IT operations and specifically for running Portrix GPM software. In his scarce free time, Jan enjoys traveling the countryside with his charming wife, preferably in a good size RV, or ride his bright red Honda VF700C Super Magna into the sunset.
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Riding the Second Wave – Open Source for Relational Databases

Open Source software solutions are nothing new. Free – as in freedom – the software was introduced nearly immediately after software and hardware got separated, in the ’50 of the last century.

We see a surge in the adoption of Open Source, especially as more complex systems get introduced as open solutions. This presentation discusses the various “waves” we can observe in Open Source solutions and how they actually interact. Many of today’s disruptive developments are powered by Open Source solutions and by being fully aware of this, we can harness its power.

How do databases fit in this equation? How do relational databases fit in this equation specifically? What does the database landscape look like, and where does Open Source fit in? Interesting questions in today’s world, from all angles, such as business, operations, development. Join this talk and get more insight into the wonderful world of data storage, data processing, and information delivery!

Session Keywords

🔑 Databases
🔑 Open Source
🔑 PostgreSQL

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