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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3.0

Difficult to figure out who this is for

By Accidental Numbers Guy

from Silicon Valley, CA

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    • Difficult to understand

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    • Expert

    Comments about oreilly PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 2nd Edition:

    The preface hints that if databases aren't your thing, at least the cover has a cute picture of an elephant shrew. I'll give points for that.

    Unfortunately, this book has too much and too little. It starts with setup instructions, yet the pace at which it covers PostgreSQL seems to assume a reader who really doesn't need a book on PostgreSQL. As another reviewer noted, there's not much in the way of how-to. However, there's not as much as there could be on what you need to be thinking about when you decide which features to use and how.

    The authors are obviously enthusiastic about PostgreSQL, but if you want to share their enthusiasm, you'll be better served by first trying out the recipes in the PostgreSQL Cookbook.

    If you're already an expert, this book might show you a few things you've missed.

     
    4.0

    Good primer

    By Ottoman

    from Roseville, CA

    About Me Sr Database Engineer

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    • Accurate
    • Easy to understand
    • Well-written

    Cons

    • Not comprehensive enough

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    • Initial Setup And Config
    • Novice
    • Student

    Comments about oreilly PostgreSQL: Up and Running, 2nd Edition:

    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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