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Mastering PostgreSQL 9.6

By : Hans-Jürgen Schönig
Book Image

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)
Free Chapter
PostgreSQL Overview


This chapter was all about indexes. You learned when PostgreSQL will decide on an index and which types of indexes exist. On top of just using indexes, it is also possible to implement your own strategies to speed up your applications with custom operators and indexing strategies.

For those of you who really want to take things to the limit, PostgreSQL offers custom access methods.

The next chapter is all about advanced SQL. Many people are not aware of what SQL is really capable of, and therefore I am going to show people some efficient, more advanced SQL stuff.