About 2ndQuadrant

2ndQuadrant is the world’s leading authority on the open source PostgreSQL RDBMS, backed by team experience and certifications on Oracle, MySQL, Teradata, Progress, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase. Trusted by some of the world's leading organisations, we work with clients from every sector, small and large. Read about some of our many clients here.

The company was founded by Simon Riggs, a major developer and committer of the PostgreSQL project, back in 2001 and has enjoyed steady, debt-free manageable growth ever since.  We now have an ever expanding team, based around the world, all of whom bring relevant industry experience and expertise to the organisation. 

2ndQuadrant is not funded by venture capital, instead securing funding via Intellectual Capital.  This means organisations, including the European Union, are investing in 2ndQuadrant skills with the outcome not being a profit but the advancement of PostgreSQL. 

We have an unrivalled reputation for providing expertise and services that are focused on customer needs and the highest levels of satisfaction. As a company providing PostgreSQL professional services, you won't find another organisation with the same concentration of PostgreSQL experts all employed by the same firm.

This enables us to offer a range of enterprise-class services that underpin the Database Lifecycle of PostgreSQL implementations, from initial training, migration, consultancy and 24/7 support services.

We provide a range of services, on both a subscription and ad-hoc basis, to corporate and public sector organisations in more than 15 countries across North America, Europe and Pacific regions from offices in US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Nordic region and South America.  Our international footprint gives us wide exposure to hundreds of PostgreSQL implementations, our local presence allows us to tailor our services to in-country specific requirements.

We are a Platinum Sponsor of PostgreSQL, with over 15 years of proactive and significant contributions to the development of PostgreSQL including the development and contribution of key PostgreSQL features such as:

  • Point-in-time Recovery (PITR)
  • Log Shipping Replication
  • Hot Standby
  • Synchronous Replication
  • Asynchronous Commit
  • Partitioning

Collectively we provide over 100 man years of PostgreSQL expertise in all areas of the Database Lifecycle Management process.

We support the Database Lifecycle Management process with a portfolio of services. The Database Lifecycle process comprises 4 key stages:

These services have been developed from our extensive experience of providing short term consultancy and development support as well as providing long term strategic support as a valued and trusted partner.

2ndQuadrant has also written and published groundbreaking and authoritative PostgreSQL books.


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