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Remembering Simon Riggs: A Key Developer & Contributor at PostgreSQL

Simon Riggs

We sadly say goodbye to Simon Riggs, who has passed away on March 26, 2024. He leaves behind a significant impact in the world of databases. His diligence and accomplishments have benefited many people.

Simon Riggs was an integral part of the PostgreSQL Database Project, serving with distinction within the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. His contributions were transformative, introducing pivotal features such as Synchronous Replication and Read Replica servers that elevated the PostgreSQL platform to new heights. As a leader, he not only facilitated technical advancements but also nurtured the growth of the developer community and secured vital funding for PostgreSQL's progression.

Beyond his technical expertise, Simon was a cornerstone of the community, playing a central role in organizing UK PostgreSQL conferences and actively contributing to its growth. His final speech at the PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2023 reminds us of his enduring impact.

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Simon Riggs. He will be sorely missed, but his work and influence will persist. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends during this tough time. Thank you, Simon, for your tireless efforts and significant contributions. We will honor your legacy as we continue to build upon the work you initiated. Rest in peace, dear friend.


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