Introduction to PostgreSQL for Developers and Administrators

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Course Number: PSQL-100

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

PostgreSQL Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to PostgreSQL for Developers and Administrators training teaches attendees how to build, query, program stored procedures in PL/pgSQL, and administer the popular, open source PostgreSQL database platform.

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.

Objectives

  • Find PostgreSQL documentation and resources
  • Work with PostgreSQL functions
  • Create your own functions
  • Program with PL/pgSQL
  • Install and setup PostgreSQL securely
  • Work with basic administration tasks such as user creation, cataloging, and backing up
  • Use SLONY and PGPOOL
  • Work with inheritance in PostgreSQL
  • Partition tables
  • Use Tablespaces
  • Monitor the database
  • Use the EXPLAIN Statement
  • Use PITR
  • Tune the PostgreSQL Server

Prerequisites

All PostgreSQL training students must have a solid understanding of basic relational database principles and SQL SELECT statements prior to this training.

Outline

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Introduction and Architecture
  • History and Overview
  • PostgreSQL Major Features
  • PostgreSQL Limits
  • PostgreSQL Architecture
  • MVCC
  • Write Ahead Logs
  • The Background Writer
  • PostgreSQL Data Types
Installation
  • Overview
  • Binary Installation
  • Source Installation
  • Initializing a PostgreSQL cluster
  • Starting and stopping a PostgreSQL cluster
  • Automatic startup/shutdown
Configuration
  • Access Control
  • Connection settings
  • Security and Authentication settings
  • Memory settings
  • Kernel resource settings
  • Log management
  • Background writer settings
  • Vacuum cost settings
  • Autovacuum settings
Intro to psql
  • Command line parameters
  • Meta commands
  • Security
Managing PostgreSQL Databases
  • PostgreSQL Clusters
  • PostgreSQL Databases
  • Tables, Joins and Aggregates
  • PostgreSQL Indexes and Foreign Keys
Roles and Security
  • Schemas
  • Tables, Views and Rules
  • Users, Groups and Roles
  • Tables and Sequences
  • Object Security
Tablespaces, Partitioning, and Advanced Features
  • Vacuum
  • Tablespaces
  • Inheritance
  • Table Partitioning
  • Windowing Functions
  • Transactions
  • Concurrency Control
  • Functions and Operators
  • Type conversion
  • Full text search
Moving Data with PostgreSQL
  • Basic DML
  • COPY
  • Other Tools
Routine DBA Tasks and Best Practices
  • Log Management
  • Query analysis
  • Routine Vacuuming
  • Recovering disk space
  • Managing Planner statistics
  • REINDEX
Monitoring and Statistics
  • Database Logs
  • OS Process monitoring
  • The PostgreSQL Statistics Collector
  • Statistics Views
  • Statistics Functions
Performance Tuning
  • OS Tuning
  • Hardware configuration
  • Transaction logs
  • Tablespaces and Partitioning
  • Checkpoint tuning
  • Query tuning
Backup and Recovery
  • The pg_dump utility
  • The pg_dumpall utility
  • Recovery options
  • Point In Time Recovery
PostgreSQL Upgrades
  • The pg_upgrade utility
  • RPM based upgrades
  • Source based upgrades
  • Replication based upgrades
  • Rolling back
Replication and HA
  • Streaming Replication
  • Synchronous Replication
  • Replication Slots
  • Failover management
  • Connection Poolers
  • HA configurations
Triggers
  • Overview
  • Triggers
Event Triggers
  • Overview
  • Event Triggers
RULEs
  • Overview
  • SELECT Views
  • Updating a View
  • Materialized Views
  • Rules and privileges
The PL/pgSQL Language
  • Structure
  • Declarations
  • Expressions
  • Statements
  • Control Structures
  • Cursors
  • Errors and Messages
  • Trigger Procedures
Other Procedural Languages
  • PL/Perl
  • PL/Python
  • More...
PostgreSQL Contribs
  • Overview of additionally supplied modules
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All students receive comprehensive courseware.

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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