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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook by Hannu Krosing, Simon Riggs

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Introducing PostgreSQL 9

PostgreSQL is an advanced SQL database server, available on a wide range of platforms.

One of the clearest benefits of PostgreSQL is that it is open source, meaning that you have a very permissive license to install, use, and distribute PostgreSQL without paying anyone fees or royalties. On top of that, PostgreSQL is well-known as a database that stays up for long periods, and requires little or no maintenance in many cases. Overall, PostgreSQL provides a very low total cost of ownership.

PostgreSQL is also noted for its huge range of advanced features, developed over the course of more than 20 years continuous development and enhancement. Originally developed by the Database Research group at the University of California, ...

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