credativ Announces PostgreSQL Short Courses, Alternative to Commercial Databases' Huge Annual Maintenance Fees
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
credativ, a global open source consulting, service, and support company with extremely deep and wide ranging PostgreSQL technical expertise, announced today availability of training on PostgreSQL geared toward introducing current users of commercial database systems to an alternative with the potential for huge annual maintenance cost savings. credativ will offer introductory and advanced training, initially in the US and the UK. The company also plans to bundle PostgreSQL support hours with the short courses, and offer comprehensive support contracts to those desiring enterprise-grade support with service level agreements.
The first course is a three day introductory short course titled "Intro to PostgreSQL Development". This offering will teach students the fundamentals of database development using PostgreSQL, custom extensions to PostgreSQL, and basic data processing techniques using stored procedures. The next course is a two day introductory short course titled "Intro to PostgreSQL Administration". This offering will teach students the fundamentals of database administration using PostgreSQL, basics of configuration, performance tuning, and monitoring, and an overview of high availability and replication options. Additionally as previously announced, the first course of “Open Geospatial University”(tm), a three day introductory short course titled "Intro to PostgreSQL with Spatial Analysis Extensions", is being offered. This offering will teach students the fundamentals of databases using PostgreSQL, geospatial database management using the PostGIS extensions to PostgreSQL, and basic data processing techniques using the PL/R extension which allows stored procedures to be written using R, a popular statistical computing language.
In all cases graduates will also receive bundled “Bootstrap Support”(tm), to help accelerate them through the initial learning curve when they leave the class. Companies wishing to convert legacy applications to PostgreSQL in order to reap substantial savings can rely on credativ to assist.
“credativ has tremendous longevity, depth, and breadth of knowledge and experience with PostgreSQL,” said Joe Conway, president of credativ USA. “Our aim with these short courses is to help companies struggling to meet their ever tightening budgets. We can jump-start their efforts to replace existing commercial databases, which typically require large annual maintenance fees, with PostgreSQL.”
For more information about these short courses, or other open source services and support, please contact us.
Founded in 1999, credativ is an independent consulting and services company which operates from Germany, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. With a large team of experts in open source software, credativ offers a vast knowledge base that can be tapped into by its clients. The company focuses on the service and support of open source software with a comprehensive range of services, including open source consulting, architectural and technical advice, open source software development, open source training, and personalized support. credativ is “Your One-Stop Shop for Open Source Support”(tm). For more information see www.credativ.us.
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