Joshua Drake - (JD)

A leader in advising and leadership in Open Source technology and specifically data related topics


Joshua Drake is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success across the technology industry. Leveraging extensive experience leading, transforming, and defining systems, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance in open source implementations or business development. His broad areas of expertise include strategy, business model review, profitability, business development, and professional development.

Throughout his executive career, Joshua has held leadership positions with Command Prompt and PostgreSQL Association of China.

1997 - Present

Pioneer - Command Prompt, Inc.

Command Prompt, Inc.

  • Started the business and grew to success with no outside investments or debt; has been profitable year over year
  • Led the company to become one of the first to engineer a replication Postgres, and built out an educational series for Postgres
  • Specialize in full stack Postgres support and consulting including Oracle to Postgres migrations
  • Drive research and development, sales, and provide consulting services when required

2017 - Present

President, International Consultants Committee - PostgreSQL Association of China

PostgreSQL Association of China

  • Focused on professional development for China to be able to participate in the open source community in the western world
  • Advising the Chinese PostgreSQL Association on their contributions to the Postgres ecosystem and PostgreSQL community. Including helping them build out networking and educational events such as PostgresConf: Beijing .

2016 - Present

Vision and Purpose: Co-Chair PostgresConf.Org

PG Central Foundation

  • I provide the Vision and Purpose to the People, Postgres, Data professional community. We have built not only the largest Postgres and Postgres Ecosystem conference in the world, we have assisted thousands with professional development and information continuing education.

2008 - 2015

Founder, Director and President

United States PostgreSQL Association

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Small Business



Business Development

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project