PostgreSQL Administration for Experienced DBAs

PSQL-104 (3 Days)
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PostgreSQL Administration Overview

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

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for 3 or more attendees at our clients' sites worldwide. In addition, we offer live, private online classes for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. Please visit our client list for organizations for whom we have delivered onsite training. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

PostgreSQL Administration Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • 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

PostgreSQL Administration 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
  • VACUUM Lab
  • PostgreSQL TABLESPACES
  • PostgreSQL Inheritance
  • PostgreSQL Partitioning
  • TABLESPACES & Partitioning Lab
  • 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 Upgrade Lab
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
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Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

PSQL-104

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

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

Training Materials:

All students receive courseware covering the topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

Accelebrate would provide a hosted environment for this training, to which your participants would connect via a browser. We have used this same hosting platform for multiple other classes for Fannie Mae with success each time.

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