PostgreSQL is one of the most powerful and easy-to-use database management systems. It
has strong support from the community and is being actively developed with a new release
every year. PostgreSQL supports the most advanced features included in SQL standards. It
also provides NoSQL capabilities and very rich data types and extensions. All of this makes
PostgreSQL a very attractive solution in software systems. If you run a database, you want
it to perform well and you want to be able to secure it. As the world's most advanced open
source database, PostgreSQL has unique built-in ways to achieve these goals. This book will
show you a multitude of ways to enhance your database's performance and give you
insights into measuring and optimizing a PostgreSQL database to achieve better