PostgreSQL Administration and Development Training Course

Course Code

pgsqladm

Duration

28 hours (usually 4 days including breaks)

Requirements

A working knowledge of SQL and C

Basic system administration (Unix/Linux or Windows)

 

 

Overview

This course handles the administration and performance tuning of PostgreSQL databases. Attendees will learn the use of specialised PostgreSQL (AKA Postgres) modules such as replication, connection pooling and full text searching.

Course Outline

What is PostgreSQL?

  • A Brief History of PostgreSQL
  • Conventions
  • Further Information
  • Bug Reporting Guidelines

Introduction to PostgreSQL

  • Installation and Creating Database
  • The SQL Language
  • Advanced Features

The SQL Language

  • SQL Syntax
  • Data Definition
  • Data Manipulation
  • Queries
  • Data Types
  • Functions and Operators
  • Type Conversion
  • Indexes
  • Full Text Search
  • Concurrency Control
  • Performance Tips

Server Administration

  • Installation from Source Code
  • Installation from Source Code on Windows
  • Server Setup and Operation
  • Server Configuration
  • Client Authentication
  • Database Roles
  • Managing Databases
  • Localization
  • Routine Database Maintenance Tasks
  • Backup and Restore
  • High Availability, Load Balancing, and Replication
  • Recovery Configuration
  • Monitoring Database Activity
  • Monitoring Disk Usage
  • Reliability and the Write-Ahead Log
  • Regression Tests

Client Interfaces

  • libpq - C Library
  • Large Objects
  • ECPG - Embedded SQL in C
  • The Information Schema

Server Programming

  • Extending SQL
  • Triggers
  • The Rule System
  • Procedural Languages
  • PL/pgSQL - SQL Procedural Language
  • PL/Tcl - Tcl Procedural Language
  • PL/Perl - Perl Procedural Language
  • PL/Python - Python Procedural Language
  • Server Programming Interface

Internals

  • Overview of PostgreSQL Internals
  • System Catalogs
  • Frontend/Backend Protocol
  • PostgreSQL Coding Conventions
  • Native Language Support
  • Writing A Procedural Language Handler
  • Writing A Foreign Data Wrapper
  • Genetic Query Optimizer
  • Index Access Method Interface Definition
  • GiST Indexes
  • GIN Indexes
  • Database Physical Storage
  • BKI Backend Interface
  • How the Planner Uses Statistics

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