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Thinking of migrating to PostgreSQL? This updated guide helps you quickly understand and use the 9.3 release of this open source database system. You’ll not only learn about its unique enterprise-class features, but also discover that PostgeSQL is more than just a database system—it’s also an impressive application platform. The second edition covers LATERAL queries, augmented JSON support, materialized views, and other key topics.


On Nov 7 Peter Clark wrote: Book Review: PostgreSQL: Up and Running
Quick summary: PostgreSQL Up and Running, by Regina Obe and Len Hsu, tells you everything you need to know if you want to start playing with the database engine that all the cool kids are using. It assumes that you already know something about SQL, but as the title… Full Review  >

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On Sep 21 Kiatikun Luangkesorn wrote: Book Review: PostgreSQL: Up and Running by Regina Obe and Leo Hsu
PostgreSQL: Up and Running by Regina ObeMy rating: 4 of 5 starsCompared 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… Full Review  >

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On Aug 13 Grant van Staden wrote: Short, Friendly Introduction to PostgreSQL
It's short and powerful introduction to PostgreSQL's core features and approach. Many useful links to PostgreSQL resources are included. This book was enjoyable to read and perfect for getting me up-to-speed with PostgreSQL. Full Review  >

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On Aug 4 Andrew Colin Kissa wrote: Book Review: Postgresql up and running By Regina Obe, Leo Hsu
A quick guide to the PostgreSQL Database for users with prior experience with other DBMS. The book sets out to highlight the interesting features in PostgreSQL not present in other DBMS's The book goes over Obtaining PostgreSQL, Basic Administration, Client tools, Data types, Constraints and Indexes, PostgreSQL specific SQL, Functions, Performance tuning and Replication. Full Review  >

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On Aug 2 Mat Powell wrote: PostgeSQL Up & Running
At a commanding 163 pages, PostgreSQL Up in Running is a quick read for those looking for the basics of administrating your postgres installation (oddly, installing/configuring is not in scope of this book). The book goes over basic configuration, however the chapters i was after were the chapters on functions, performance tuning, and replication. Overall a great little reference for any user/administrator of PostgreSQL. Full Review  >

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