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Mastering PostgreSQL 9.6

By : Hans-Jürgen Schönig
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Mastering PostgreSQL 9.6

By: Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is an open source database used for handling large datasets (Big Data) and as a JSON document database. It also has applications in the software and web domains. This book will enable you to build better PostgreSQL applications and administer databases more efficiently. We begin by explaining the advanced database design concepts in PostgreSQL 9.6, along with indexing and query optimization. You will also see how to work with event triggers and perform concurrent transactions and table partitioning, along with exploring SQL and server tuning. We will walk you through implementing advanced administrative tasks such as server maintenance and monitoring, replication, recovery and high availability, and much more. You will understand the common and not-so-common troubleshooting problems and how you can overcome them. By the end of this book, you will have an expert-level command of the advanced database functionalities and will be able to implement advanced administrative tasks with PostgreSQL.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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1
PostgreSQL Overview

Summary

In this chapter, you have learned about the most important features of PostgreSQL replication, such as streaming replication and replication conflicts. You have learned about PITR as well as about replication slots. Note that a book on replication is never complete unless it spans around 400 pages or so, but you have learned the most important things every administrator should know.

The next chapter will be about useful extensions to PostgreSQL. You will learn about extensions that have been widely adapted by the industry and that provide even more functionality.