This upcoming Tuesday, the 27th, SFPUG will have live streaming video of Chris Bohn from Etsy talking about how he uses PostgreSQL and Vertica together to do data analysis of Etsy's hundreds of gigabytes of customer traffic. barring technical difficulties with the video or internet, of course.
The video will be on the usual SFPUG Video Channel. It is likely to start around 7:15PM PDT. Questions from the internet will be taken on the attached chat channel.
For those in San Francisco, this event will be held at Etsy's new downtown SF offices, and Etsy is sponsoring a Tacolicious taco bar. Of course, the event is already full up, but you can always join the waiting list.
In other, related events, sfPython will be talking about PostgreSQL performance, and DjangoSF will be talking about multicolumn joins, both on Wednesday the 28th. I'll be at DjangoSF, doing my "5 ways to Crash Postgres" lightning talk.