Vik Fearing


I've been doing PostgreSQL full time since 2013. I do consulting, training, and auditing out of Paris, France. I am also the co-founder and co-organizer of pgDay Paris.

Talk Description: Property Graphs: When the Relational Model Is Not Enough

This talk will present SQL/PGQ, a new feature of the upcoming SQL:2023 standard.

Sometimes the data we need to deal with and the way we need to query it is too much for the relational model. We will explore some examples of this, and see how the SQL Committee has decided to tackle the problem.

We will also review the history of query languages and see how 60 years of research has produced this solution.

Finally, we will discuss how this might be implemented in PostgreSQL.