At Citus Data, our mission is to make it so developers never have to worry about scaling their database. Founded in 2011, we are a Y Combinator alumnus, venture backed by Khosla Ventures and Data Collective. Our expertise is in Postgres and distributed systems—and we have decades of collective experience managing Postgres databases in the cloud.
Josh Berkus is a hacker emeritus of the PostgreSQL Core Team and is the community lead for Project Atomic at Red Hat. For many years, Josh served as CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, a professional services consulting company that provided full-stack application development for PostgreSQL. At Sun Microsystems, Josh was in charge of PostgreSQL for Solaris. And before Sun, Josh served as the open source community manager for the data warehousing startup, GreenPlum.
Peter van Hardenberg was an early team member at Heroku and co-founded Heroku's Department of Data, the team behind Heroku Postgres. Heroku was acquired by Salesforce.com for $212M, less than four years after founding. Earlier in his career, Peter worked as an Arctic oceanographer, game developer, and Shakespearean scholar. Peter lives in the heart of San Francisco and advises high-growth software companies like Citus Data, Zapproved, and Auth0.
Andres Freund is a PostgreSQL committer and developer, focusing on replication, scalability, and robustness. Andres served as a principal engineer at Citus Data for many years; prior to his work on Citus, Andres worked as a PostgreSQL developer and consultant at 2ndQuadrant. Currently Andres is a database architect at EnterpriseDB. Andres has been developing Postgres and other open source projects since 2005. In his free time, Andres enjoys climbing, diving, and paper books.