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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)
Free Chapter
PostgreSQL Overview


Database security is a wide field and a 30 page chapter can hardly cover all the aspects of PostgreSQL security. Many things such as SELinux, security definer/invoker, and so on were left untouched. However, in this chapter, you learned the most common things you will face as a PostgreSQL developer and DBA. You learned how to avoid the basic pitfalls and how to make your systems more secure.

In the next chapter, you will learn about PostgreSQL streaming replication and incremental backups. The chapter will also cover failover scenarios.