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PostgreSQL: Up and Running

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
If you’re thinking about migrating to the PostgreSQL open source database system, this guide provides a concise overview to help you quickly understand and use PostgreSQL’s unique features. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in the 9.2 release, you’ll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than just a database system—it’s also an impressive ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 166 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by O'Reilly Media, Inc. (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sep 21, 2012 Louis rated it really liked it
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Compared to most books that introduce a full featured relational database management system, PostgreSQL: Up and Running is surprisingly short. It achieves this by being focused on its purpose, and doing it well. It is aimed at someone who knows a little bit about databases, although not necessarily a full featured client-server one, and brings them up to speed on both database server administration in general and PostgreSQL administration in general. It continues to introduce you to features ...more
Nov 03, 2014 Arthur rated it it was amazing
Like I have already mentioned in my previous blog post databases are lately in the spotlight, left and right. This was the primary reason for me to choose yet another book on databases for review*. I know that NoSQL data stores are more trendy for now, but the traditional RDBMS' would not give its sheer install base out quite easily like that yet to them. The secondary reason was, while I am a full time in SQL Server, I suspected I may be missing something by not getting familiar with what most ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Kaido rated it it was amazing
At the beginning, when I saw that this book was just 164 pages, I thought that "Ok, you can't say anything special with so few pages" but in the end I was facinated how well this technical book was writen. The authors really wanted to give you something new in every chapter. Like in Data Types chapter, they didn't go this old number-varchar-date way, they provided some useful and tricky types and exaples where and how to use them.

I also liked that exaples were designed for both windows and linux
Leandro López
Jul 05, 2016 Leandro López rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a waste of space with a whole chapter to an external tool, pgAdmin. I understand it might make things easier, but it seems like the authors made a profit every time they mention it.

The chapter on replication is a bit disappointing.
Suvash Thapaliya
Jan 17, 2016 Suvash Thapaliya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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amazed how well packed this book is, though I skipped admin related chapters and mostly skimmed through the rest. will come back to this as a reference for postgres specific information.

Also, postgres is a beast.
José N. Guerrero
Dec 08, 2013 José N. Guerrero rated it it was amazing
This book is super clear, to the point and offers an intro to all Postgres niceties, is great for beginners in Postgres but not for beginners in Databases.
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Nice intro to key features of PostgreSQL.
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Clear, concise and inspiring.
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A brief-yet-complete introduction to the most advance database system.
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