PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 2nd Edition

Book Description

: Up and Running: A Practical Introduction to the Advanced Open Source

Thinking of migrating to PostgreSQL? This clear, fast-paced introduction helps you understand and use this open source database system. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in versions 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4, you'll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than a database system--it's also an impressive application platform.
With examples throughout, this book shows you how to achieve tasks that are difficult or impossible in other databases. This second edition covers LATERAL queries, augmented JSON support, materialized views, and other key topics. If you're a current PostgreSQL user, you'll pick up gems you may have missed before.

  • Learn basic administration tasks such as role , database creation, backup, and restore
  • Apply the psql command-line utility and the pgAdmin graphical administration tool
  • Explore PostgreSQL tables, constraints, and indexes
  • Learn powerful constructs not generally found in other databases
  • Use several different languages to write database functions
  • Tune your queries to run as fast as your will allow
  • Query external and variegated data sources with foreign data wrappers
  • Learn how to use built-in replication features to replicate data

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Basics
Chapter 2. Database Administration
Chapter 3. psql
Chapter 4. Using pgAdmin
Chapter 5. Data Types
Chapter 6. Tables, Constraints, and Indexes
Chapter 7. SQL: The PostgreSQL Way
Chapter 8. Writing Functions
Chapter 9. Query Tuning
Chapter 10. Replication and External Data
Appendix A. Installing PostgreSQL
Appendix B. PostgreSQL Packaged Command-Line Tools

Book Details

  • Title: PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 2nd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 234 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-12-28
  • ISBN-10: 1449373194
  • ISBN-13: 9781449373191
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