Command Prompt, Inc. is the oldest and largest dedicated PostgreSQL support provider in North America. Since 1997, we have been developing, supporting, deploying and advocating the use of the World's Most Advanced Open Source Database.
We are an Oregon corporation who enjoys the benefits of no outside investors, no debt, and being profitable, since our first day of business in 1997.
Lead Consultant / Architect
Joshua D. Drake is a long standing member of the PostgreSQL Community. He co-authored the original Oreilly book, "Practical PostgreSQL", is a Founder and current Director of United States PostgreSQL (http://www.postgresql.us/). Further he was a Director for Software in the Public Interest for 9 years (http://www.spi-inc.org). He is on steering committee for the United States PostgreSQL Conference and maintains his elected position of SPI Liaison for PostgreSQL.Org. An Infrastructure and Full Stack expert, you will benefit from well over 20 years of successful experience in Open Source implementation when working with him.
Amanda has been in the open source world for over seven years, with four degrees in communication, psychology, and science. She is active in the PostgreSQL community, having organized multiple conferences over the years. She enjoys her job at CMD of project managing tasks for customers who have a variety of PostgreSQL and database needs. Amanda is also known as the “Professional Nag” but that only aids her goal of taking care of her customers and getting projects successfully taken care of. In her life outside of work, she has many hobbies and aspiring dreams. But this is just a bio and you don’t want to read a book!
As Command Prompt's Account Manager, Angela helps ensure our business relationships are healthy and long-lasting. From sales, contract negotiations, and internal human resources to account management and bookkeeping, Angela is key in keeping the business practices at Command Prompt thriving. In her spare time, Angela is raising two children with her husband in South Louisiana where she loves to cook with a lot of butter, knit, read, and travel as much as possible. A fun fact about Angela is that Joshua Drake (JD) is Angela’s big brother.
Senior Developer / DBA
Eric has a long career designing beautiful databases (and administering not-so-beautiful ones) and writing monster SQL. He is a long time open source enthusiast and sometimes-contributor (see projects sphinxkeys and pgchronos at github). He's an accomplished Python web developer also. However, his most prized achievement is getting his sound card to work under Debian Slink. In his time away from Postgres, he bakes bread, kicks deer out of his yard, and ventures into the mountains of the PNW. Something awesome about Eric is that he's also the crown prince of the little known Baltic kingdom of Dvorak.
Senior Developer/ DBA
Andrew has been fascinated by robotics and artificial intelligence all his life and spent most of his spare time researching and experimenting, especially in the field of natural language understanding. He has over 30 years experience with database systems and *nix, half of that being PostgreSQL on Linux. He recently started keeping fish and must like dogs because he still has one. Married with two amazing grown up kids. Something fascinating about Andrew is that he works from a purpose-built facility that is proofed against both wireless surveillance and axe murderer neighbors.
Eugene has been in the IT industry for 15 years. He began his career as a Linux system administrator at one of the top ISPs in his area. After five years working as a system administrator he decided to switch to software developing, still keeping his preference for open source software solutions and the UNIX operating systems. Eugene spends his spare time mountain biking, rock climbing, and being adventurous. He is interested in photography and ARM-based single-board computers. A fun fact about Eugene is that he got into programming just because he wanted to write mods to Quake2.
Sys Admin / Jr. DBA
Ivan has devoted all of his spare energy to teaching himself the ways of GNU, Free Software, Open Source, Linux and the art of systems engineering. He built his life around a strong conviction that his source of income in this global economic survival game must come mainly, if not exclusively, from supporting and perpetuating the free software phenomenon and its underlying philosophy. Much to his content he's living his dream, and is grateful and proud to be part of a company that shares a similar creed. A fun fact about Ivan is that he hates telling fun facts about himself, but if you insisted, he would say that he's Ivan IV and this lineage of men in his family tree sharing exactly the same full name for four generations straight is believed to be quite unintentional.
Sys Admin / Jr. DBA / Developer
Ron has more than 20 years of experience with Linux and is a former Debian Developer. He has also worked in the hosting industry for over 10 years with technologies such as Xen, OpenVZ, and Linux KVM. Some of his professional interests include virtual machines, networking, security, cryptography, programming, distributed and parallel computing, and finding new ways to automate mundane tasks. In his spare time, Ron likes to fly drones, toy with cryptocurrencies, find new uses for Raspberry Pi boards, play video and board games, make things with 3D printers, go boating and camping in the Pacific Northwest, hangout with his cat Eva, and of course spend time with his family. One fun fact is that Ron’s cat, Eva, was named after a character from the movie WALL-E because as a kitten she was all-white and very rambunctious.
Sys Admin / DBA
Ildefonso has been in IT-related jobs for over 20 years. He is an Electronics Engineer, having spent all of his university years working in research labs related to computing (from IT to AI). He is originally from Venezuela and now lives in the Sunshine State. He is married, has two children, and a dog named Julieta. Ildefonso’s secret to his success is listening to classical music while he works. He is a musician, with experience in classical and folkloric music, knows how to play the Oboe, the Mandolin, and the Venezuelan "Cuatro." No matter the task thrown at him, he accepts the challenge and finds enjoyment in solving the problem.
TO BE DETERMINED
Work from home for the only company still operating from the beginning of it all! No Venture Captial, No Debt, No missed paychecks, No B.S. Just honest, consulting and support for the PostgreSQL Centered Stack! We seek someone who has a deep knowledge of at least one UNIX-like system (preferably Linux), and who knows how to manage heterogeneous systems. You can demonstrate strong skills in systems administration. You have a clear understanding of how to administer several systems that are mostly the same, but that have small local differences. If you do not feel comfortable saying, "I'm not familiar with that in your environment," then reading documentation, and coming back with a test plan for deployment that will reveal problems with your strategy, this is not a job for you.
Our Promise to You
- We only do PostgreSQL. It is our technical love and passion. There is no other provider whose priority is PostgreSQL.
- We are the first and only substantial PostgreSQL company providing PostgreSQL services for more than 24 months.
- We have a strong and growing customer base, including Advanced Data Processing (ADP), Aerospace Corp, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Linksys, Macrovision, MX Logic, New York Post, and NOAA.
- We have a very strong relationship with the PostgreSQL community and provide critical support services to that community.
- As a private corporation, with no outside investors, we are only accountable to our families and our customers. When you call Command Prompt, you are greeted by knowledgeable staff who are trained and have experience with PostgreSQL and the environments that PostgreSQL operates with.
- Our marketing and sales are not polished. We focus our dollars on having a best of breed technical staff, which includes support and engineers, who will listen and provide solutions to your PostgreSQL issues with nothing but the best assistance.
- We document everything we do. If you contract with Command Prompt to provide support for a project, we document each task, require each task in writing, and insure that there is an electronic trail of all tasks performed to insure the highest quality of service.