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PostgreSQL 11 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Sudheer Kumar Meesala
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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


About the authors

Simon Riggs is the CTO of 2ndQuadrant, having contributed to PostgreSQL as a major developer and committer for 14 years. He has written and designed features for replication, performance, BI, management, and security. Under his guidance, 2ndQuadrant is now a leading developer of open source PostgreSQL, serving hundreds of clients in USA, Europe, and worldwide. Simon is a frequent speaker at many conferences on PostgreSQL Futures. He has worked as a database architect for 30 years.



Gianni Ciolli is the head of professional services at 2ndQuadrant and has been a PostgreSQL consultant, trainer, and speaker at many PostgreSQL conferences in Europe and abroad over the last 10 years. He has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florence. He has worked with free and open source software since the 1990s and is active in the community (the Prato Linux User Group and the Italian PostgreSQL Users Group). He lives in London with his son. His other interests include music, drama, poetry, and athletics.


Sudheer Kumar Meesala is a lead architect at Endurance International Group and has spent the last few years designing and building scalable and secure web applications within finance and internet industries. A large part of his job has included decomposing monolithic legacy applications into microservices. This has required a deep understanding of PostgreSQL, Cassandra, and other NoSQL databases. Other key areas of interest are container orchestration, DevOps, and more. He is also an accomplished speaker and trainer. He lives in Bangalore, India, and spends far too much time in traffic jams.

My contributions to this book would not have been possible without the support and understanding of my wife, Sarika, and my mother, Rama. My colleagues at Endurance International Group have inspired, challenged, and driven my technical growth.


About the reviewers

Sheldon Strauch is a twenty-year veteran of software consulting at companies such as IBM, Sears, Ernst & Young, and Kraft Foods. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and leverages his technical skills to improve businesses self-awareness. His interests include data gathering, management, and mining; maps and mapping; business intelligence; and the application of data analysis for continuous improvement. He is currently focused on the development of end-to-end data management and mining at Enova International, a financial services company located in Chicago. In his spare time, he enjoys the performing arts, particularly music, and traveling with his wife Marilyn.


Birju Shah is the principal architect for Endurance International Group and he is the co-author of Advanced MySql 8. He has the experience and expertise to build scalable products for hosting domains. He is passionate about the latest architectural patterns, tools, and technologies. He also helps organizations to follow best practices. He is passionate about technical training and technical sessions. 

I would like to thank my family and my colleagues for their help and continuous support.






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