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  • Troubleshoot open source PostgreSQL version 11 on various platforms
  • Deploy best practices for planning and designing live databases
  • Select and implement robust backup and recovery techniques in PostgreSQL 11
  • Use pgAdmin or OmniDB to perform database administrator (DBA) tasks
  • Adopt efficient replication and high availability techniques in PostgreSQL
  • Improve the performance of your PostgreSQL solution

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 11 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration.

The book will introduce you to new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more to help you to understand and control, crash recovery and plan backups. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points for any database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make steady progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 11 database to help you understand roles and produce a summary of log files, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication.

By the end of this book, you will have the necessary knowledge to manage your PostgreSQL 11 database efficiently.

  • Study and apply the newly introduced features in PostgreSQL 11
  • Tackle any problem in PostgreSQL 11 administration and management
  • Catch up on expert techniques for monitoring, fine-tuning, and securing your database
Page Count 600
Course Length 18 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781789537581
Date Of Publication 2 May 2019


Simon Riggs

Simon Riggs is the CTO of 2ndQuadrant, having contributed to PostgreSQL as a major developer and committer for 14 years. He has written and designed features for replication, performance, BI, management, and security. Under his guidance, 2ndQuadrant is now a leading developer of open source PostgreSQL, serving hundreds of clients in USA, Europe, and worldwide. Simon is a frequent speaker at many conferences on PostgreSQL Futures. He has worked as a database architect for 30 years.

Gianni Ciolli

Gianni Ciolli is the head of professional services at 2ndQuadrant and has been a PostgreSQL consultant, trainer, and speaker at many PostgreSQL conferences in Europe and abroad over the last 10 years. He has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florence. He has worked with free and open source software since the 1990s and is active in the community (the Prato Linux User Group and the Italian PostgreSQL Users Group). He lives in London with his son. His other interests include music, drama, poetry, and athletics.

Sudheer Kumar Meesala

Sudheer Kumar Meesala is a lead architect at Endurance International Group and has spent the last few years designing and building scalable and secure web applications within finance and internet industries. A large part of his job has included decomposing monolithic legacy applications into microservices. This has required a deep understanding of PostgreSQL, Cassandra, and other NoSQL databases. Other key areas of interest are container orchestration, DevOps, and more. He is also an accomplished speaker and trainer. He lives in Bangalore, India, and spends far too much time in traffic jams.