PostgreSQL Administration for Experienced DBAs

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Course Number: PSQL-104

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

PostgreSQL Administration Training Overview

Accelebrate's PostgreSQL Administration for Experienced DBAs training class teaches experienced DBAs advanced PostgreSQL administration skills and best practices.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Database courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Install and configure PostgreSQL
  • Manage PostgreSQL Databases
  • Work with application and database Design
  • Move Data with PostgreSQL
  • Perform routine DBA tasks
  • Implement Best Practices
  • Perform backup, recovery, and upgrades

Prerequisites

All PostgreSQL training attendees must have substantial experience as the administrator of a modern database platform, such as Oracle, SQL Server, or DB2.

Outline

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Overview
  • Oracle vs PostgreSQL Overview
  • MVCC
  • Write ahead Logging & The background writer
  • Data Types Overview
PostgreSQL Installation
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Platforms
  • Package based Installation
  • Source based Installation
  • Initializing a PostgreSQL Cluster
  • Starting and Stopping a PostgreSQL Cluster
PostgreSQL Configuration
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Access Configuration
  • The postgresql.conf file
Introduction to psql
  • Module vs Oracle key differences (PL/SQL)
  • Module vs Oracle
  • Command line parameters
  • Meta-Commands
  • SET commands
Managing PostgreSQL Databases
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Creating PostgreSQL Databases
  • Creating PostgreSQL Schemas
  • Creating PostgreSQL Tables
  • Altering PostgreSQL Tables
  • PostgreSQL Selects & Joins
  • PostgreSQL Indexes & Foreign Keys
ROLES & Security
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • VIEWS
  • USERS, GROUPS & ROLES
  • SEQUENCES
  • OBJECT SECURITY
  • PostgreSQL Select’s & Joins
  • PostgreSQL Indexes & Foreign Keys
PostgreSQL Application Design
  • Naming Conventions
  • Passwords
  • Best Practices
PostgreSQL Database Design – OLTP
  • Usage Patterns
  • Naming Conventions
  • Primary Keys
  • Foreign Keys
  • Force Data Integrity in the database
PostgreSQL Database Design – DSS
  • Usage Patterns
  • Naming Conventions
  • Primary Keys
  • Foreign Keys
  • Force Data Integrity in the database
  • Denormalize reporting data
  • Use replication for DSS “Base Layer” if possible
  • Dimensional modeling
  • Leverage ETL processes to force data quality (into the DW)
  • Leverage ETL processes to apply business rules (into the Marts)
TABLESPACES, Partitioning & Advanced Features
  • Why Oracle has no VACUUM
  • VACUUM
  • PostgreSQL TABLESPACES
  • PostgreSQL Inheritance
  • PostgreSQL Partitioning
  • Transactions & Concurrency Control
  • PostgreSQL Functions & Operators
  • PostgreSQL TYPE Conversion
Moving Data with PostgreSQL
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • DML & COPY
Routine DBA Tasks & Best Practices
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Log Management
  • Query Analysis
  • PG Badger Log Parser
  • The Autovacuum daemon
  • Managing Vacuum & Table Statistics
  • Controlling PostgreSQL Query Planner
  • REINDEX
Monitoring & Statistics
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Database Logs
  • OS Monitoring
  • The PostgreSQL Statistics Collector
  • The PostgreSQL Statistics VIEWS - Overview
  • PG Badger & PGCLUU
  • Performance Tuning Overview
PostgreSQL Backup & Recovery
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • The pg_dump Utility
  • The pg_dumpall Utility
  • pg_dump / pg_dumpall Recovery Options
  • Restoring via a List File
  • Point in Time Based Backups
  • Point in Time Based Recovery
PostgreSQL Upgrades
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Minor Version Upgrades
  • Major Version Upgrades
  • The pg_upgrade Utility
  • Minimal Down Time Upgrades
  • Other Upgrade Methods
PostgreSQL Replication & HA
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • Streaming Replication
  • Connection Poolers
  • HA
PostgreSQL RULES & Triggers
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • RULES
  • Triggers
  • EVENT Triggers
PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL Procedural Language
  • Module vs Oracle key differences
  • PL/pgSQL Overview
PostgreSQL Contribs (additionally supplied modules)
  • PostgreSQL Additionally Supplied Programs
  • PostgreSQL Additionally Supplied Modules
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All students receive courseware covering the topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

  • Operating system of your choice
  • An ssh terminal or client (such as PuTTY) for connection to lab servers provided by Accelebrate
  • Optional: pgAdmin 4
  • Sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate provides


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