PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 2nd Edition
A Practical Guide to the Advanced Open Source Database
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 234

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 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 use built-in replication filters to replicate data
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Good primer

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  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Well-written


  • Not comprehensive enough

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  • Initial Setup And Config
  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly PostgreSQL: Up and Running:

As a general primer on installing and getting PosgreSQL running, this book does a good job. It presents the necessary steps in a clear and logical fashion. It also presents a reasonable amount of explanation as to why some of the components work the way they do. If you are looking for a good overall reference guide, this isn't it. While the information is laid out well for a beginner, theinformation as presented does not lend itself well to answering specific "how do I..." type questions.

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