2ndQuadrant was founded in 2001 by Simon Riggs, a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project. The team of experts has since continued to grow, bringing relevant industry expertise in a wide range of areas to form the largest single collective organization of PostgreSQL experts of any company globally. Comprised of some of the best known developers from around the globe, all members still actively contribute to the development of PostgreSQL.
You won’t find another concentration of PostgreSQL experts with such a deep and vast knowledge all employed by the same firm. This allows 2ndQuadrant to offer a wide range of enterprise-class services and products that fully supports the Database Lifecycle of PostgreSQL implementations; from initial evaluation and consultancy, migration, and training to continuous 24/7 support services and RDBA monitoring.
Collectively, we provide over 200 person years of PostgreSQL expertise, which includes five of the most prolific PostgreSQL committers, in all areas of the Database Lifecycle Management process.
What we do
We provide a wide range of products and services to enterprises in both the public and private sector in over 20 countries across North and South America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia with offices in U.S.A., U.K., France, India, Italy, Germany, South America, & Australia.
Such a large international footprint gives us exposure to thousands of production PostgreSQL deployments while our local presence allows us to work closely with customers to deliver high-quality, customized services dependant on business needs. Read more about some of our world-wide clients from diverse sectors of varying sizes.
2ndQuadrant experts have also written and published some of the most popular and authoritative PostgreSQL books available including "PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook".
How we do it
Throughout the years, 2ndQuadrant has acquired over 200 years of combined contributions to the PostgreSQL project. We are Platinum Sponsors and globally recognized experts of PostgreSQL Services & Products. With over 15 years of customer engagements, we are able to consistently contribute enterprise features to enhance performance, scalability, security, and stability in PostgreSQL.
Through continuous database research and development our team is able to enhance and optimize databases; providing high quality, customized services and products for our customers. In addition to prominent community members and committers, we have a few dozen PostgreSQL contributors on staff who are responsible for significant functionality features for each of the last 12 releases of PostgreSQL.
Key Features/Community Contributions from 2ndQuadrant experts include:
- Point-in-time Recovery (PITR)
- Log Shipping Replication
- Hot Standby
- Synchronous Replication
- Asynchronous Commit
- Parallel Aggregates
- Logical decoding
- Logical Replication
Why we do it
2ndQuadrant encourages and supports the free circulation of knowledge and information. We believe in free access to learning sources, open source software, and alternative intellectual property. We embrace the open mentality, supporting the PostgreSQL community and creating a diverse and multicultural organization that spans across 20 countries and 5 continents.
Being open and diverse enhances our ability to innovate and adapt to a fast changing environment. It helps us in understanding our clients demands, giving us the ability us to provide the best solutions for their specific requirements.
We rely on openness and diversity to find innovative solutions to business challenges and provide products and services that exceed our customers' expectations. By putting these values into action, we can openly share our ideas and allowing the community, our clients and 2ndQuadrant to all grow together.