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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala
Book Image

PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 11 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. The book will introduce you to new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more to help you to understand and control, crash recovery and plan backups. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points for any database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make steady progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 11 database to help you understand roles and produce a summary of log files, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will have the necessary knowledge to manage your PostgreSQL 11 database efficiently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Analyzing the real-time performance of your queries

The pg_stat_statements extension adds the capability to track execution statistics of queries that are run in a database, including the number of calls, total execution time, total number of returned rows, and internal information on memory and I/O access.

It is evident how this approach opens up new opportunities in PostgreSQL performance analysis by allowing DBAs to get insights directly from the database through SQL and in real time.

Getting ready

The pg_stat_statements module is available as a contrib module of PostgreSQL. The extension must be installed as a superuser in the desired databases. It also requires administrators to add the library in the postgresql.conf file, as follows:

shared_preload_libraries = 'pg_stat_statements'

This change requires restarting the PostgreSQL server.

Finally, in order to use it, the extension must be installed in the desired database through the usual CREATE EXTENSION command (run as a superuser):