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Emily Herman
Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.
(678) 595-6773

Atlanta, GA – October 21, 2002 – Big Nerd Ranch announces a 5-day
PostgreSQL class taught by Bruce Momjian. Bruce is the author of
PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts and one of the co-founders of the
PostgreSQL Global Development Group. This will be the most comprehensive
course on PostgreSQL that has ever been offered.

The PostgreSQL class will be offered January 20-24, 2003 near Atlanta, GA.
Course topics include:

* Advanced SQL
* Concurrency/Transactions
* Server-side languages
* Administration
* Performance Tuning
* Application Programming
* Extending PostgreSQL
* Internals

For prerequisites and class format, please visit

“While speeches are a great opportunity to tell people about PostgreSQL and
to impart knowledge, they don’t offer enough time to show techniques or
strategies. I am excited about this training because it allows for in-depth
coverage of PostgreSQL and the best way to use it.”
– Bruce Momjian

PostgreSQL (also known as Red Hat Database) is the most advanced of the
Open Source databases. Many organizations from large corporations, to
government institutions, to small online businesses have used PostgreSQL to
handle their most valuable data and mission critical applications. Here are
some of the benefits of PostgreSQL:

* Exceptional performance and speed
* Uncompromising reliability
* World-class security
* Flexibility to be extended as required
* Highly scalable design
* Worldwide Independent Software Vendor (ISV) network
* Extensive support options
* Minimal administration requirements
* Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
* ANSI Standards Compliance

“I’ve been using PostgreSQL for two years, and its performance and
reliability have consistently surpassed my expectations. I’m tremendously
proud that the Big Nerd Ranch is going help developers understand how to
leverage the full power of this tremendous database server.”
– Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.

The Big Nerd Ranch offers intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X
programmers in a lodge outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes
lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and
transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to
bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and
individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or