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PostgreSQL: The Elephant Never Forgets

From: Joshua Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL: The Elephant Never Forgets
Date: 2001-03-20 10:45:56
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Open Docs Publishing has announced today that they plan to release their 
sixth book entitled "Learning PostgreSQL: The Elephant Never Forgets" by 
the first week of June. This title will include PostgreSQL Great Bridge 
version 7.1 (The Linux World Editors winner for Best Database in 2000). 
This will offer to companies the security of a replication server, data 
backup services, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions 
previously limited to more costly commercial Relational Database Management 
System (RDBMS) packages. Who could ask for more? 
 
 Open Docs has gone one step further by not only including the complete 
source code for PostgreSQL , but also the LXP application server as well. 
The book will fully document installation procedures, administration 
techniques, usage, basic programming interfaces, and replication 
capabilities of PostgreSQL. A complete reference guide will also be 
included. Databases have become the core infrastructure of e-business, and 
once again Open Docs has put their writers hard at work to make sure that 
you will find this guide to be informative and everything you have been 
looking for in a PostgreSQL technical reference. 

About Postgres and PostgreSQL: 

Postgres is an active Database Management System that was originally 
developed at U.C. Berkeley. The Postgres project was led by Professor 
Michael Stonebraker. The project was originally funded by the Defense 
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) , the Army Research Office (ARO) 
, along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) , and the English as a 
Second Language Program (ESL). The Postgres project officially ended with 
version 4.2. 

As the development of Postgres continued, it was renamed Postgres95 and SQL 
capabilities were added. During the continual evolution of Postgres95, it 
was later renamed PostgreSQL. The name PostgreSQL was chosen to reflect the 
standards based nature of the product and to allow comparison with 
commercial databases such as Sybase and Informix. 

About Open Docs Publishing: 

Open Docs is a publishing company specializing in technical books. They are 
a full service publishing company that offers authoring, editing, along 
with specialized programs that would allow companies to maintain their 
focus on development. Open Docs strives to maintain tight quality control 
to ensure that they publish only the best books. They take pride in the 
work that others find mind numbing; documentation. 

Open Docs currently has three books in print. The third book, "Securing and 
Optimizing Linux; Red Hat Edition" is the number one selling book and has 
been for six months on LinuxCentral.com, a premiere online Linux retailer. 
They are currently preparing their fourth title "Getting Stated with Yellow 
Dog Linux". If you would like to read more about Open Docs and their Open 
Source Documentation Fund you can visit their web site at 
www.opendocspublishing.com. 


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