PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook LITE: Configuration, Monitoring and Maintenance
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 in 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. This book is for Sysadmins, Database Administrators, Architects, Developers, and anyone with an interest in planning for or running live production databases. The book assumes that you are familiar with the basic operation of PostgreSQL.
- Electronic book text | 88 pages
- 19 May 2011
- Packt Publishing Limited
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Simon Riggs
Simon Riggs is CTO of 2ndQuadrant and an active PostgreSQL committer. He has contributed to open source PostgreSQL as a major developer for more than 10 years, having written and designed many new features in every release over that period. Feature credits include replication, performance, business intelligence, management, and security. Under his guidance, 2ndQuadrant is now the leading developer of open source PostgreSQL and a Platinum Sponsor of the PostgreSQL project, serving hundreds of clients in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. Simon is a frequent speaker at many conferences and is well known for his talks on PostgreSQL futures and different aspects of replication. He has also worked with many different databases as a developer, architect, data analyst, and designer with companies across the US and Europe for nearly 30 years. Hannu Krosing was a PostgreSQL user before it was rewritten to use SQL as its main query language in 1995. Therefore, he has both the historic perspective of its development, as well as almost 20 years of experience in using it to solve various real-life problems. He was the first database administrator and database architect at Skype, where he invented the sharding language PL/Proxy that allows you to scale the user database in order to work with billions of users. After he left Skype at the end of 2006-about a year after it was bought by eBay-he has been working as a PostgreSQL consultant with 2ndQuadrant, the premier PostgreSQL consultancy with a global reach and local presence in most parts of the world. He has coauthored PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook, Packt Publishing, together with one of the main PostgreSQL developers, Simon Riggs.