Learning PostgreSQL 11: A beginner’s guide to building high-performance PostgreSQL database solutions, 3rd Edition
Leverage the power of PostgreSQL 11 to build powerful database and data warehousing applications
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
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.
What you will learn
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
Who this book is for
This book is for you if you’re interested in learning about PostgreSQL from scratch. Those looking to build solid database or data warehousing applications or wanting to get up to speed with the latest features of PostgreSQL 11 will also find this book useful. No prior knowledge of database programming or administration is required to get started.