The first new book covering PostgreSQL 9.0, and the first title ever dedicated to performance issues with the database, is now available. "PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance" by Greg Smith covers optimization and troubleshooting techniques gathered from years of work on high traffic PostgreSQL installations. While it includes coverage of the latest 9.0 techniques, it also includes a by-version performance feature listing going back to PostgreSQL 8.1, with features only available in later versions highlighted throughout the text. It's equally suitable for trying to improve a current PostgreSQL installation, or to plan a new one using the PostgreSQL 9.0 features.
Downloads of the 468 page e-book text are available immediately from Packt Publishing. Publication of the associated code samples and shipping of printed copies will follow soon. A free sample chapter covering Database Hardware, including critical information about how to keep your database writes safe with various types of disks and controllers, is also available for download.
See http://www.2ndquadrant.com/books/ for information about purchasing this book, and the other upcoming PostgreSQL 9 title coming soon from 2ndQuadrant and Packt, "PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook" by Simon Riggs and Hannu Krosing. Packt is currently running multiple specials for those who wish to purchase both books, or the combination of the print and e-book version of a single title. Note that you have to be logged into an account on their site before some promotional codes will be applied to your shopping cart total.
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