DESCRIPTION


Master PostgreSQL 12 features such as advanced indexing, high availability, monitoring, and much more to efficiently manage and maintain your database
Key Features
Grasp advanced PostgreSQL 12 concepts with real-world examples and sample datasets
Explore query parallelism, data replication, database administration, and more
Extend PostgreSQL functionalities to suit your organization’s needs with minimal effort
Book Description
Thanks to its reliability, robustness, and high performance, PostgreSQL has become the most advanced open source database on the market. This third edition of Mastering PostgreSQL helps you build dynamic database solutions for enterprise applications using the latest release of PostgreSQL, which enables database analysts to design both physical and technical aspects of system architecture with ease.
Starting with an introduction to the newly released features in PostgreSQL 12, this book will help you build efficient and fault-tolerant PostgreSQL applications. You’ll thoroughly examine the advanced features of PostgreSQL, including logical replication, database clusters, performance tuning, monitoring, and user management. You’ll also work with the PostgreSQL optimizer, configure PostgreSQL for high speed, and understand how to move from Oracle to PostgreSQL. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll cover transactions, locking, indexes, and how to optimize queries for improved performance. Additionally, you’ll learn how to manage network security and explore backups and replications while understanding useful PostgreSQL extensions to help you in optimizing the performance of large databases.
By the end of this PostgreSQL book, you’ll be able to get the most out of your database by implementing advanced administrative tasks effortlessly.
What you will learn
Understand the advanced SQL functions in PostgreSQL 12
Use indexing features in PostgreSQL to fine-tune the performance of queries
Work with stored procedures and manage backup and recovery
Master replication and failover techniques to reduce data loss
Replicate PostgreSQL database systems to create backups and to scale your database
Manage and improve the security of your server to protect your data
Troubleshoot your PostgreSQL instance for solutions to common and not-so-common problems
Who this book is for
This book is for PostgreSQL developers and administrators and database professionals who want to implement advanced functionalities and master complex administrative tasks with PostgreSQL 12. Prior exposure to PostgreSQL as well as familiarity with the basics of database administration is expected.
Table of Contents
PostgreSQL 12 Overview
Understanding Transactions and Locking
Making Use of Indexes
Handling Advanced SQL
Log Files and System Statistics
Optimizing Queries for Good Performance
Writing Stored Procedures
Managing PostgreSQL Security
Handling Backup and Recovery
Making Sense of Backups and Replication
Deciding on Useful Extensions
Troubleshooting PostgreSQL
Migrating to PostgreSQL