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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Installing a PostgreSQL server and managing a database

In this recipe, we will not only learn how to install the PostgreSQL DBMS on our server, but we will also discover how to add a new user and create our first database. PostgreSQL is considered to be the most advanced open source database system in the world. It is known for being a solid, reliable, and well-engineered system that is fully capable of supporting high-transaction and mission-critical applications. PostgreSQL is a descendant of the Ingres database. It is community-driven and maintained by a large collection of contributors from all over the world. It may not be as flexible or as pervasive as MariaDB, but because PostgreSQL is a very secure database system that excels in data integrity, ...

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