Learn PostgreSQL

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By Luca Ferrari , Enrico Pirozzi
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About this book

PostgreSQL is one of the fastest-growing open source object-relational database management systems (DBMS) in the world. As well as being easy to use, it’s scalable and highly efficient. In this book, you’ll explore PostgreSQL 12 and 13 and learn how to build database solutions using it. Complete with hands-on tutorials, this guide will teach you how to achieve the right database design required for a reliable environment.

You'll learn how to install and configure a PostgreSQL server and even manage users and connections. The book then progresses to key concepts of relational databases, before taking you through the Data Definition Language (DDL) and commonly used DDL commands. To build on your skills, you’ll understand how to interact with the live cluster, create database objects, and use tools to connect to the live cluster. You’ll then get to grips with creating tables, building indexes, and designing your database schema. Later, you'll explore the Data Manipulation Language (DML) and server-side programming capabilities of PostgreSQL using PL/pgSQL, before learning how to monitor, test, and troubleshoot your database application to ensure high-performance and reliability.

By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the Postgres database and be able to set up your own PostgreSQL instance and use it to build robust solutions.

Publication date:
October 2020

Section 1: Getting Started

In this section, you will learn what PostgreSQL is, what is new in version 12 (and version 13), and how to install and run this great open source database.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to PostgreSQL
  • Chapter 2, Getting to Know Your Cluster
  • Chapter 3, Managing Users and Connections
About the Authors
  • Luca Ferrari

    Luca Ferrari has been passionate about computer science since the Commodore 64 era, and today holds a master's degree (with honors) and a Ph.D. from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He has written several research papers, technical articles, and book chapters. In 2011, he was named an Adjunct Professor by Nipissing University. An avid Unix user, he is a strong advocate of open source, and in his free time, he collaborates with a few projects. He met PostgreSQL back in release 7.3; he was a founder and former president of the Italian PostgreSQL Community (ITPUG). He also talks regularly at technical conferences and events and delivers professional training.

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  • Enrico Pirozzi

    Enrico Pirozzi has been passionate about computer science since he was a 13-year-old, his first computer was a Commodore 64, and today he holds a master's degree from the University of Bologna. He has participated as a speaker at national and international conferences on PostgreSQL. He met PostgreSQL back in release 7.2, he was a co-founder of the first PostgreSQL Italian mailing list and the first Italian PostgreSQL website, and he talks regularly at technical conferences and events and delivers professional training. Right now, he is employed as a PostgreSQL database administrator at Nexteam (Zucchetti Group S.p.a.).

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