14th September 2023: PostgreSQL 16 Released!

Contributor Profiles

These are the fine people that make PostgreSQL what it is today!

To suggest additions to the list, please email contributors@postgresql.org. Existing contributors can update their information in their user profile.

Core Team

For more information on the purpose of the core team, please click here.

Contributor Contribution
Peter Eisentraut (peter.eisentraut at enterprisedb.com)
Dresden, Germany
Works on the build system, porting, documentation, and the internationalization effort, and codes many other improvements.
Andres Freund (andres at anarazel.de)
San Francisco, USA
Pluggable table access methods, JIT, logical decoding, replication, performance, scalability, bug fixing and patch review.
Magnus Hagander (magnus at hagander.net)
Redpill Linpro
Stockholm, Sweden
Has done major work on the Win32 port, authentication system and more, and helps maintain the PostgreSQL websites and project infrastructure.
Jonathan Katz (jonathan.katz at excoventures.com)
Amazon Web Services
New York, NY
General project advocacy, including press releases & @postgresql, contributions to and moderation of PostgreSQL websites. Various committee participation and board membership. Miscellaneous patches & review.
Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us)
Crunchy Data
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Involved in all aspects of PostgreSQL, including bug evaluation and fixes, performance improvements, and major new features, such as schemas. He is also responsible for the optimizer.
Bruce Momjian (bruce at momjian.us)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Maintains the TODO list, codes, applies patches, and speaks at conferences.
Dave Page (dpage at pgadmin.org)
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Created and maintains pgAdmin, helps manage the postgresql.org websites and project infrastructure, and maintains the PostgreSQL installers.

Major Contributors

Contributor Contribution
Ashutosh Bapat (ashutosh.bapat.oss at gmail.com)
Pune, India
basic partition-wise join, advanced partition matching postgres_fdw: join, aggregate and sort push-down. tuple table slot abstraction small fixes, improvements in logical replication I have reviewed many feature patches in the area of partitioning, FDW, query optimization, logical replication Bug fixes and patch reviews.
Oleg Bartunov (obartunov at gmail.com)
Postgres Professional, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia
Introduced the locale support, has contributed GiST, GIN and SP-GiST extendability infrastructures, full text search, KNN, NoSQL features (hstore and jsonb) and several extensions including fuzzy search (pg_trgm), support for tree-like structures and arrays. Currenty he is working on implementation of SQL/JSON standard from SQL-2016 and jsonb compression.
Christoph Berg (myon at debian.org)
Builds the Debian and Ubuntu packages for apt.postgresql.org and Debian, contributors team, conference speaker, postgresql-unit author, provides help and support in the IRC channel
Joe Conway (mail at joeconway.com)
Amazon (RDS Open Source Databases)
Palm Coast, Florida, USA
Set-returning functions, PL/R, dblink, tablefunc (crosstab), improved bytea and array data types, polymorphic arguments, multi-row VALUES, generate_series, pg_settings/related functions, has_*_privilege functions, shared_preload_libraries, and other features. PGDG sysadmin team, PG Funds Group member, previous board member PG.US
Dave Cramer (davec at postgresintl.com)
Amazon Web Services
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maintainer of the JDBC driver and contributes to PL/R.
Jeff Davis (pgsql at j-davis.com)
Amazon Web Services
Hash Aggregation spill to disk support, Exclusion constraints, range types, checksums, reviews
Andrew Dunstan (andrew at dunslane.net)
Apex (near Raleigh), North Carolina, USA
Has contributed in a number of areas, including configuration and logging enhancements, dollar quoting, CSV import/export, upgraded plperl, the Win32 port, parallel pg_restore, JSON features and maintains the buildfarm project.
Vik Fearing
Chouppes, France
Vik Fearing is on the CTO team at EDB, and lives in Chouppes, France. He is the founder and co-organizer of pgDay Paris, co-organizer of PostgreSQL Conference Europe, and a volunteer and speaker at many other conferences around the world. He is also a moderator for several of the PostgreSQL mailing lists as well as an IRC channel operator for #postgresql and #postgresql-fr. He is an inaugural member of the PostgreSQL Code of Coduct Committee and part of the team behind the @PostgreSQL Twitter account.
Stephen Frost (sfrost at snowman.net)
Crunchy Data
Leesburg, VA, USA
Security improvements, GRANT improvements, patch review, project infrastructure, contributors team, United States PostgreSQL Association Board
Etsuro Fujita (etsuro.fujita at gmail.com)
Tokyo, Japan
Numerous improvements to postgres_fdw
Peter Geoghegan (pg at bowt.ie)
Amazon Web Services
San Francisco, California, USA
Added various B-Tree enhancements, numerous improvements to sort performance, amcheck module, and INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE. Also works on bug fixes and patch review.
Andrew Gierth (andrew at tao11.riddles.org.uk)
Hstore enhancements, ordered aggregates and ordered set functions, grouping sets, ip4r, and provides help and support in the IRC channel
Devrim Gündüz (devrim at gunduz.org)
London, United Kingdom
Coordinates RPM maintenance at https://yum.postgresql.org for Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora, at https://zypp.postgresql.org for SLES, helps website maintenance, and builds PostgreSQL related packages for Fedora and EPEL.
Robert Haas (robertmhaas at gmail.com)
Principal author of parallel query. Also worked on unlogged tables, fast-path locking, index-only scans, backup targets, and server-side backup compression. Patch review and commit. Created the original version of commitfest.postgresql.org.
Stacey Haysler (shayslerpgx at gmail.com)
PGX, Inc.
San Francisco, California
President of the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS), May 2020 - present. Vice President November 2019 - May 2020. Organizer, San Francisco Bay Area PUG, 2011 - present. Created Community Code of Conduct policy, assembled first CCoC Committee. Chair of CCoC Committee, from its start in 2018 to October 2021.
Álvaro Herrera (alvherre at alvh.no-ip.org)
Breisgau, Deutschland
Fixed CLUSTER, worked on savepoints, added shared row locking, added shared dependency tracking, integrated autovacuum into the backend, added background workers, invented BRIN indexes, implemented some table partitioning DDL, added libpq pipeline mode, got MERGE across the finish line and helps running the project online infrastructure
Kyotaro Horiguchi (horikyota_ntt at gmail.com)
Tokyo, Japan
Improvements and bug fixes mainly in the areas of WAL, recovery, replication, multibyte character handlings. Japanese message catalog translation. Patch review.
Petr Jelinek (petr.jelinek at enterprisedb.com)
Czech Republic
Logical Replication, DO statement, GRANT ON ALL, ALTER DEFAULT PRIVILEGES, TABLESAMPLE, etc. Works on BDR, pglogical and PgBouncer.
Stefan Kaltenbrunner (stefan at kaltenbrunner.cc)
conova communications GmbH
Helps manage the project online infrastructure and maintain the websites.
Amit Kapila (amit.kapila16 at gmail.com)
Bangalore, India
Parallel Query, durable Hash Indexes, Performance Testing
Alexander Korotkov (aekorotkov at gmail.com)
Pluggable index access methods, SQL/JSON implementation, advances to GiST and GIN indexes, better algorithms for spatial and fuzzy string search, multicore system optimizations and more
Amit Langote (amitlangote09 at gmail.com)
Tokyo, Japan
Declarative table partitioning, pg_stat_progress_vacuum, improvements in partition elimination, partitioning performance
Guillaume Lelarge (guillaume at lelarge.info)
French translations (docs and apps), Patches on PostgreSQL and various tools
Heikki Linnakangas (heikki.linnakangas at iki.fi)
Helsinki, Finland
2 phase commit support, reworked FSM and VM, replication/transactions, indexing and much more
Anastasia Lubennikova (lubennikovaav at gmail.com)
Neon, inc
Improvements to the B-Tree, GiST, GIN, and SP-GiST index types, GSoC mentor, and speaker at PostgreSQL community conferences.
Fujii Masao (masao.fujii at gmail.com)
NTT Data
Streaming replication, synchronous replication
Noah Misch (noah at leadboat.com)
Google Cloud Platform (Cloud SQL)
Security work, patch review.
Thomas Munro (thomas.munro at gmail.com)
Wellington, New Zealand
Added Parallel Hash Join, SERIALIZABLE for parallel queries, FOR UPDATE SKIP LOCKED, remote_apply, replay_lag, trigger transition tables (co-author), various LDAP improvements, FreeBSD portability.
Michael Paquier (michael at paquier.xyz)
Amazon Web Services
Code review, bug fix, TAP testing, commit fest management.
Paul Ramsey (pramsey at cleverelephant.ca)
Crunchy Data
Victoria, BC, Canada
Extension support in postgres_fdw. PostGIS geospatial extension. HTTP extension. OGR FDW.
Simon Riggs
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Point in Time Recovery, Table Partitioning, Hot Standby, Sync Replication, focuses on enterprise issues, security, performance and scalability, business intelligence and replication/high availability.
Julien Rouhaud (rjuju123 at gmail.com)
Taipei, Taiwan
Code contributions, patch reviews, documentation translation, PoWA and HypoPG open source projects and PostgreSQL Europe Association Board.
David Rowley (dgrowleyml at gmail.com)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Partial aggregation, parallel aggregation, moving aggregates, unique joins, run-time partition pruning, partitioning performance improvements and various query planner improvements.
Greg Sabino Mullane (greg at turnstep.com)
Crunchy Data
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Maintains DBD::Pg, Bucardo, check_postgres.pl, tail_n_mail, and works on advocacy issues.
Masahiko Sawada (sawada.mshk at gmail.com)
Amazon Web Services
Kanagawa, Japan
Numerous improvements to vacuum and replication, bug fixing, and patch review.
Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum (ads at pgug.de)
Adjust GmbH
Andreas Scherbaum is working with PostgreSQL since 1997. He is involved in several PostgreSQL related community projects and conferences, member of the Board of Directors of the European PostgreSQL User Group and also wrote a PostgreSQL book (in German). If you are looking for PostgreSQL merchandise, that's stored on a shelf at his home. He is publishing weekly interviews with PostgreSQL community members at https://postgresql.life/ . Since 2020 he is working as Head of Databases for Adjust GmbH in Germany.
Teodor Sigaev (teodor at sigaev.ru)
Postgres Professional
Moscow, Russia
Works on GIST, GIN and other indexes, full-text search, NoSQL features such as SQL/JSON and other extensions.
Steve Singer (steve at ssinger.info)
Oakville Ontario, Canada
Slony author, PostgreSQL Community Association treasurer and secretary
Pavel Stehule (pavel.stehule at gmail.com)
Prague, Czech Republic
Has contributed numerous enhancements to PL/pgSQL
Tomas Vondra (tv at fuzzy.cz)
Prague, Czech Republic
CREATE STATISTICS, improvements to pageinspect, ANALYZE, distinct value estimates, hash join optimizations, special-purpose memory allocators
Mark Wong (markwkm at gmail.com)
Portland, Oregon
Database systems performance characterization; crochet elephants; pg_top, pg_systat, pg_proctab; Google Summer of Code mentor, Portland PostgreSQL Users Group Co-Organizer, PostgreSQL Fundraising Group Member, Director and Treasurer of PgUS, conference organizer, release artwork, and challenge coins.


Ashwin Agrawal (ashwinstar at gmail.com) Laurenz Albe (laurenz.albe at cybertec.at)
Aleksander Alekseev (aleksander at timescale.com) Lætitia AVROT (laetitia.avrot at gmail.com)
Gevik Babakhani (pgdev at xs4all.nl) Michael Banck (mbanck at gmx.net)
Andrey Borodin (x4mmm at yandex-team.ru) Nathan Bossart (nathandbossart at gmail.com)
Erwin Brandstetter (brsaweda at gmail.com) Michael Brewer (mbrewer at gmail.com)
Vigneshwaran C (Vigneshwaran.C at fujitsu.com) Jaime Casanova (jcasanov at systemguards.com.ec)
Marc Cave-Ayland (mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk) Jeevan Chalke
Jacob Champion (jchampion at timescale.com) Ajin Cherian (ajin.cherian at fujitsu.com)
Damien Clochard (damien at dalibo.info) Fabien Coelho (coelho at cri.ensmp.fr)
James Coleman Mithun Cy (mithun.cy at gmail.com)
Pavan Deolasee (pavan.deolasee at enterprisedb.com) Mark Dilger
Dmitry Dolgov David Fetter (david at fetter.org)
Chapman Flack Dimitri Fontaine (dim at tapoueh.org)
Nikita Glukhov (n.gluhov at postgrespro.ru) Kevin Grittner (kgrittn at gmail.com)
Daniel Gustafsson (daniel at yesql.se) Emre Hasegeli (emre at hasegeli.com)
Bernd Helmle (mailings at oopsware.de) Corey Huinker (corey.huinker at gmail.com)
Hiroshi Inoue Tatsuo Ishii (ishii at sraoss.co.jp)
Jeff Janes (jeff.janes at gmail.com) David Johnston (david.g.johnston at gmail.com)
Akshay Joshi (akshay.joshi at enterprisedb.com) Paul Jungwirth (pj at illuminatedcomputing.com)
Andreas Karlsson (andreas at proxel.se) Amit Khandekar (amitdkhan.pg at gmail.com)
Adrian Klaver (adrian.klaver at aklaver.com) Alexey Klyukin (alexk at hintbits.com)
Konstantin Knizhnik KaiGai Kohei (kaigai at heterodb.com)
Haribabu Kommi (kommi.haribabu at gmail.com) Alexey Kondratov (kondratov.aleksey at gmail.com)
Sergei Kornilov (sk at zsrv.org) Ilya Kosmodemiansky (ik at dataegret.com)
Hannu Krosing (hannuk at google.com) Alexander Kukushkin (cyberdemn at gmail.com)
Dilip Kumar (dilipbalaut at gmail.com) Jeevan Ladhe (jeevanladhe.os at gmail.com)
Alexander Lakhin (exclusion at gmail.com) Rushabh Lathia (rushabh.lathia at gmail.com)
hubert lubaczewski (depesz at depesz.com) Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker
Abhijit Menon-Sen (ams at 2ndQuadrant.com) Michael Meskes (meskes at postgresql.org)
Yugo Nagata (nagata at sraoss.co.jp) Jim Nasby (nasbyj at amazon.com)
John Naylor (john.naylor at postgresql.org) Regina Obe (rl at pcorp.us)
Euler Taveira de Oliveira (euler.taveira at enterprisedb.com) Mike Palmiotto (mike.palmiotto at crunchydata.com)
Christophe Pettus (christophe.pettus at pgexperts.com) Melanie Plageman
Justin Pryzby Jürgen Purtz
Dean Rasheed (dean.a.rasheed at gmail.com) Marti Raudsepp (marti at juffo.org)
Craig Ringer (craig at 2ndQuadrant.com) Jehan-Guillaume de Rorthais
Fabrízio de Royes Mello (fabrizio at timescale.com) Bharath Rupireddy (bharath.rupireddyforpostgres at gmail.com)
Hiroshi Saito (hiroshi at winpg.jp) Juan José Santamaría Flecha
Sandro Santilli (strk at kbt.io) Andreas Seltenreich (seltenreich at gmx.de)
Ashutosh Sharma (ashu.coek88 at gmail.com) Vladimir Sitnikov (sitnikov.vladimir at gmail.com)
Peter Smith (peter.b.smith at fujitsu.com) Greg Stark (stark at mit.edu)
David Steele (david at pgmasters.net) Amul Sul (sulamul at gmail.com)
Koichi Suzuki (koichi.dbms at gmail.com) Surafel Temesgen
Marko Tiikkaja Robert Treat (rob at xzilla.net)
Takayuki Tsunakawa (maumau307 at gmail.com) Matthias van de Meent (boekewurm+postgres at gmail.com)
Daniel Vérité (daniel at manitou-mail.org) David Wheeler (david at kineticode.com)
Tatsuro Yamada (yamatattsu at gmail.com) Hou Zhijie (houzj.fnst at fujitsu.com)

Hackers Emeritus

The following hackers were previously part of the core team. Although they no longer work on the project, they are included here in recognition of their valuable contributions over the years.

Contributor Contribution
Josh Berkus (josh at agliodbs.com)
Red Hat Inc.
Portland, OR, USA
Core Team Emeritus. Works on Kubernetes now.
Marc G. Fournier (marc.fournier at enterprisedb.com)
EnterpriseDB, Inc.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinated the entire effort, helped administer the postgresql.org websites, mailing lists, ftp site, and source code repository.
Thomas G. Lockhart (lockhart at alumni.caltech.edu)
Jet Propulsion Labratory
Pasadena, California, USA
Worked on documentation, data types (particularly date/time and geometric), and SQL standards compliance.
Vadim B. Mikheev (vadim4o at yahoo.com)
San Francisco, California, USA
Undertook large projects, like vacuum, subselects, triggers, Write Ahead Log (WAL) and multi-version concurrency control (MVCC).
Jan Wieck (jan at wi3ck.info)
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA
Designed and implemented Slony, overhauled the query rewrite rule system, wrote the procedural languages PL/pgSQL and PL/Tcl, added foreign keys, bgwriter, the statistics collector, the TOAST system and other features.

Past Contributors

Julian Assange David Bennett
Dennis Björklund Alexey Borzov
Zoltán Böszörményi Emily Boyd
Christopher Browne Tim Bunce
D'Arcy Cain Emmanuel Checchet
Andrew Chernow Sean Chittenden
Justin Clift Neil Conway
Massimo Dal Zotto Selena Deckelmann
Dr_George_D Detlefsen Korry Douglas
Joshua Drake Chris Dunlop
J. Douglas Dunlop Oliver Elphick
Francisco Figueiredo Michael Fuhr
Brian E. Gallew Michael Glaesemann
Cees de Groot Thomas Hallgren
John Hansen Hitoshi Harada
Jonah Harris Alex Hunsaker
Brendan Jurd Kris Jurka
Christopher Kings-Lynne Mark Kirkwood
Manfred Koizar Sergey E. Koposov
Zdenek Kotala Marko Kreen
Anoop Kumar Randy Kunkee
Francalanci Leonardo Kurt J. Lidl
Barry Lind Robert Lor
Dan McGuirk Roberto Mello
Ernst Molitor Peter Mount
Fernando Nasser Claudio Natoli
Matthew T. O'Connor Lamar Owen
Andreas Pflug Ross J. Reedstrom
Thomas van Reimersdahl Larry Rosenman
Sergej Sergeev Jignesh Shah
Gavin Sherry Michael Siebenborn
Guillaume Smet Greg Smith
Erich Stamberger Adam Sussman
Sven Suursoho Stephan Szabo
ITAGAKI Takahiro Rod Taylor
Yamada Tsutomu Reini Urban
Jan Urbański Martijn van Oosterhout
Paul "Shag" Walmsley Philip Warner
Rick Weldon Joachim Wieland
Jason Wright Karel Zak
Andreas Zeugswetter Qingqing Zhou

All contributors are listed in alphabetical order. Please report omissions or corrections to contributors@postgresql.org.