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  • Understand the basics of relational databases, relational algebra, and data modeling
  • Install a PostgreSQL server, create a database, and implement your data model
  • Create tables and views, define indexes and stored procedures, and implement triggers
  • Make use of advanced data types such as Arrays, hstore, and JSONB
  • Connect your Python applications to PostgreSQL and work with data efficiently
  • Identify bottlenecks to enhance reliability and performance of database applications

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open source database management systems in the world, and it supports advanced features included in SQL standards. This book will familiarize you with the latest features in PostgreSQL 11, and get you up and running with building efficient PostgreSQL database solutions from scratch.

Learning PostgreSQL, 11 begins by covering the concepts of relational databases and their core principles. You’ll explore the Data Definition Language (DDL) and commonly used DDL commands supported by ANSI SQL. You’ll also learn how to create tables, define integrity constraints, build indexes, and set up views and other schema objects. As you advance, you’ll come to understand Data Manipulation Language (DML) and server-side programming capabilities using PL/pgSQL, giving you a robust background to develop, tune, test, and troubleshoot your database application. The book will guide you in exploring NoSQL capabilities and connecting to your database to manipulate data objects. You’ll get to grips with using data warehousing in analytical solutions and reports, and scaling the database for high availability and performance.

By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a thorough understanding of PostgreSQL 11 and developed the necessary skills to build efficient database solutions.

  • Monitor, secure, and fine-tune your PostgreSQL 11 database
  • Learn client-side and server-side programming using SQL and PL/pgSQL
  • Discover tips on implementing efficient database solutions
Page Count 556
Course Length 16 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781789535464
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2019


Salahaldin Juba

Salahaldin Juba has over a decade of experience in industry and academia, with a focus on database development for large-scale and enterprise applications. He holds an MSc in environmental management with a distinction, and a B.Eng in computer systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD).

He has worked mainly with SQL server, PostgreSQL, and Greenplum databases. As a software engineer, he works mainly with defining ETL processes with external parties, promoting SQL best practices, designing OLTP and OLAP applications, and providing training and consultation services.

Andrey Volkov

Andrey Volkov studied information systems in banking, and started his career as a financial analyst at a commercial bank. He joined a data warehouse team, and after some time, he lead the team by taking the position of the data warehouse architect. There he worked mainly with Oracle database stack and used it to develop logical and physical models of financial and accounting data, implement them in the database, develop ETL processes, and perform analytical tasks. Now Andrey works as a senior database developer at a telecommunication provider. There, he works mainly with PostgreSQL databases, being responsible for data modeling, developing a data warehouse, reporting, and billing systems.