PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook
By Simon Riggs, Hannu Krosing
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: October 2010
Pages: 360

In Detail

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. An enterprise database, PostgreSQL includes features such as Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point-in-time recovery, tablespaces, asynchronous replication, nested transactions (savepoints), online/hot backups, a sophisticated query planner/optimizer, and write-ahead logging for fault tolerance. PostgreSQL 9 Admin cookbook covers everything a database administrator needs to protect, manage and run a healthy and efficient PostgreSQL 9.0 database.

PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook describes key aspects of the PostgreSQL open source database system. The book covers everything a sysadmin or DBA needs to protect, manage, and run a healthy and efficient PostgreSQL 9 database. This hands-on guide will assist developers working on live databases, supporting web or enterprise software applications using Java, Python, Ruby, or .Net from any development framework. It's easy to manage your database when you've got PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook to hand.

PostgreSQL is fast becoming one of the world's most popular server databases with an enviable reputation for performance, stability, and an enormous range of advanced features. PostgreSQL is one of the oldest open source projects, completely free to use and developed by a very diverse worldwide community. Most of all, It Just Works!

PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook offers the information you need to manage your live production databases on PostgreSQL. The book contains insights direct from the main author of the PostgreSQL replication and recovery features, and the database architect of the most successful startup using PostgreSQL, Skype.

This practical guide gives quick answers to common questions and problems, building on the authors' experience as trainers, users, and core developers of the PostgreSQL database server.

Each technical aspect is broken down into short recipes that demonstrate solutions with working code then explain why and how that works. The book is intended to be a desk reference for both new users and technical experts.

The book covers all the latest features in PostgreSQL 9. Soon you will be running a smooth database with ease!

A practical guide, this cookbook will ensure you run a smooth PostgreSQL database

Approach

Written in the cookbook style, this book offers learning and techniques through recipes. It contains step-by-step instructions for administrators and developers to manage databases on PostgreSQL. The book is designed in such a way that you can read it chapter by chapter or refer to recipes in no particular order.

Who this book is for

This book is for Sysadmins, Database Administrators, Architects, Developers, and anyone with an interest in planning for or running live production databases. This book is most suited to those who have some technical experience.

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