2ndQuadrant is a professional services company and software house - Specialising in large enterprise-class database systems, particularly PostgreSQL and derivative products. 2ndQuadrant is a key sponsor and development contributor of PostgreSQL for more than 8 years. 2ndQuadrant staff are both practical solutions implementers and researchers into the features needed by the largest users of database technology for complex solutions. Specific research interests are database performance, high availability and scalability. 2ndQuadrant is headquartered in Oxford, UK, with offices across Europe and worldwide. 2ndQuadrant is the largest team of PostgreSQL contributors and consultants worldwide.