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Instant PostgreSQL Starter by Daniel K. Lyons

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Chapter 1. Instant PostgreSQL Starter

Welcome to the Instant PostgreSQL Starter. This book has been especially created to provide you with all the information that you need to get set up with PostgreSQL. You will learn the basics of PostgreSQL, get started with installing your first database, and discover some tips and tricks for using and running PostgreSQL.

This document contains the following sections:

So, what is PostgreSQL? finds out what PostgreSQL actually is, what you can do with it, and why it's the most advanced open-source relational database management system.

Installation will show you how to download and install PostgreSQL with the minimum fuss and then set it up so that you can use it as soon as possible. We will take a brief detour ...

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