8. Performant SQL

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Optimize database use to allow more queries to be executed with fewer resources
  • Implement index and sequential scans and understand when to most effectively use them
  • Interpret the output of EXPLAIN ANALYZE
  • Understand the benefits of using joins in place of other functionality
  • Identify bottlenecks in queries
  • Implement triggers in response to specific events
  • Create and use functions to create more sophisticated and efficient queries
  • Identify long-running queries and terminate them

In this chapter, we will improve the performance of some of our previous SQL queries. Now that we have a good understanding of the basics, we will build upon this foundation ...

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