Jean-Paul Argudo


Jean-Paul is CEO at Dalibo, a French PostgreSQL company. He promotes Free Software since 2000 and takes actively part in the PostgreSQL community. He created the french-speaking PostgreSQL website ( He was also treasurer and board member of PostgreSQL Europe between 2008 and 2013. He performed numerous migrations from proprietary databases to PostgreSQL.


Conduct change from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Track: NewSQL: Managing large data sets with relational technologies

How large companies and governmental organization in France did the move from Oracle to PostgreSQL. What were the pros and cons of such a move, and in which context it happened.

Such migrations is not only about money, even tough its part of the deal. Each of those entities had to conduct a change. There are technical issues, but those weren't the biggest ones. Knowledge, organization and other human aspects were much bigger issues... One has to be open-minded to succeed completely.

Organization: DALIBO


Twitter: @@jpargudo

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