The definitive guide to working with the powerful PostgreSQL open source database system.
PostgreSQL leads the reader through the internals of the powerful PostgreSQL open source database. Throughout the book, readers will find explanations of data structures and algorithms, each backed by a concrete example from the actual source code. Each section contains information about performance implications, debugging techniques, and pointers to more information (on Web and in book form). The reader will find an easy to read, code-based approach that makes it easy to understand how each feature is implemented, how to best use each feature, and how to squeeze more performance from database applications. Previously announced in 2/03 catalog. Korry Douglas is the Director of Research and Development for Appx Software. Over the last two decades, he has worked on the design and implementation of a number of high-level languages and development environments. His products interface with many relational (and non-relational) databases. Working with many different database products (Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MSQL) has given him a unique understanding of the commonalties of, and differences between databases.