Marc-Andre Lemburg


Marc-Andre is the CEO and founder of, a Python-focused project and consulting company based in Germany, specializing in the data, finance and database space. He has a degree in mathematics from the University of Düsseldorf.

His work with and for Python started in 1994. He is a Python Core Developer, designed and implemented the Unicode support in Python, and author of the mx Extensions, e.g. mxTools, mxDateTime and mxODBC, which are now distributed and maintained through

Marc-Andre is a EuroPython Society (EPS) Fellow, a Python Software Foundation (PSF) founding Fellow and co-founded a local Python meeting in Düsseldorf (PyDDF). He served on the board of the PSF and EPS for many terms and loves to contribute to the growth of Python where ever he can.

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Choosing the right database for your next project - Looking at options beyond PostgreSQL and MySQL Talk

English language

Marc-Andre Lemburg

In the last few years, lots of new database engines have been developed and existing ones have been extended to cover new application spaces and features, making the selection process even more challenging than it was before, if you want to maintain an edge.

The talk will highlight the most important database engines to consider and their strengths when using them with Python applications, covering relational databases for general purpose tasks, data warehouse workloads, data analytics, machine learning, streaming data and massive scalability, to name a few aspects.