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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 the 9.3 release (with highlights of 9.4), you’ll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than just a database system—it’s also an impressive application platform.
With numerous examples throughout, this book shows you how to achieve tasks that are difficult or impossible in other databases. The second edition covers LATERAL queries, augmented JSON support, materialized views, and other key topics. If you’re an existing PostgreSQL user, you’ll pick up gems you may have missed along the way.
Learn basic administration tasks, such as role management, 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 SQL constructs not generally found in other databases
Use several different languages to write database functions
Tune your queries to run as fast as your hardware will allow
Query external and variegated data sources with Foreign Data Wrappers
Learn how to replicate data, using built-in replication features
Regina Obe is a co-principal of Paragon Corporation, a database consulting company based in Boston. She has over 15 years of professional experience in various programming languages and database systems, with special focus on spatial databases. She is a member of the PostGIS steering committee and the PostGIS core development team. Regina holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She co-authored PostGIS in Action.
Leo Hsu is a co-principal of Paragon Corporation, a database consulting company based in Boston. He has over 15 years of professional experience developing and thinking about databases for organizations large and small. Leo holds an MS degree in engineering of economic systems from Stanford University and BS degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He co-authored PostGIS in Action.