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PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
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Book Image

PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

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 14 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. With this book, you'll take a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. This book will get you up and running with all the latest features of PostgreSQL 14 while helping you explore the entire database ecosystem. You’ll learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points you may face as a database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, validating backups, regular maintenance, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 14 database. This will help you understand roles, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. Along with updated recipes, this book touches upon important areas like using generated columns, TOAST compression, PostgreSQL on the cloud, and much more. By the end of this PostgreSQL book, you’ll have gained the knowledge you need to manage your PostgreSQL 14 database efficiently, both in the cloud and on-premise.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Using materialized views

Every time we select rows from a view, we select from the result of the underlying query. If that query is slow and we need to use it more than once, then it makes sense to run the query once, save its output as a table, and then select the rows from the latter.

This procedure has been available for a long time, and there is a dedicated syntax for it, called CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW, that we will describe in this recipe.

Getting ready

Let's create two randomly populated tables, of which one is large:

, dish_description text
( eater_id SERIAL
, eating_date date
, dish_id int REFERENCES dish (dish_id)
INSERT INTO dish (dish_description)
VALUES ('Lentils'), ('Mango'), ('Plantain'), ('Rice'), ('Tea');
INSERT INTO eater(eating_date, dish_id)
SELECT floor(abs(sin(n)) * 365) :: int + date '2014-01...