£5,400 worth of PostgreSQL training to be won

2ndQuadrant, global expert in PostgreSQL training and support, offers exclusive access to its courses



We’ve teamed up with 2ndQuadrant to give away up to £5,400 worth of training to two lucky winners who’ll be able to master their understanding and use of PostgreSQL. The global experts in PostgreSQL support, training, development, migration and consultancy are offering two £2,700 training vouchers that can be used on their approved courses in London, which 100 per cent of clients have described as “excellent.”

All 2ndQuadrant training courses are taught by leading PostgreSQL experts, with many years of industry experience in databases and code development.  Courses last between one and five days, and those currently available include Linux for PostreSQL DBAs, Replication and Recovery, and PostgreSQL Immersion – a five-day intensive course for those wanting to learn PostgreSQL fast. For more information, check out the course catalogue.

The UK Met Office approved PostgreSQL as its preferred RDBMS, following an evaluation of alternatives. The decision was influenced by 2ndQuadrant training. Data Services Portfolio Technical Lead James Tomkins commented: “With the training we had from 2ndQuadrant we could feel the weight of expertise that came with Gianni [Dr Gianni Ciolli, tutor] and it was obvious he really knew his subject inside-out. It was an enormous confidence-building exercise and has been consistent with all of our interactions with 2ndQuadrant.”

2ndQuadrant offers unrivalled access to one of the largest teams of PostgreSQL experts in the world, and continues to make significant contributions to the wider user community through development. Consequently, the company is able to offer 15-minute response times to customers in need of support.

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How to enter

To enter the competition, you just need to answer the following question:

Where was Postgres, the forerunner to PostgreSQL, first developed?

a) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
b) University of California, Berkeley
c) Harvard University

Please email your answer, along with your full name and contact details, to

Terms and conditions:

The two winners will each receive a 2ndQuadrant training voucher worth up to £2,700. A training voucher entitles the winner to book only one course, lasting up to five days and up to the value of £2,700, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. The training voucher will retain its value in terms of course days if prices increase before a course is booked. Winners must book a scheduled course by 1 July 2016. Courses are subject to availability and will take place in London. Course dates are subject to change. Competition entrants must be at least 18 years old. The closing date for entries is 29 February 2016. Terms and conditions are subject to change.