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I have a team of Sql Server DBAs and Architects. One of our newer teams is building a product exclusively on Postgres. Now, I need to make sure that we have the knowledge base to support this project. The team is excellent in Sql Server, but we are figuring our way into Postgres as and when things happen. But I want to have a more formalized approach to improve the overall knowlege level.

  • What books do you recommend to learn Postgres?
  • What books for existing Sql Server DBAs to learn the internal architecture of Postgres?
  • Did you read the book you are recommending?



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I can highly recommend the "PostgreSQL High Performance Book": packtpub.com/postgresql-90-high-performance/book –  a_horse_with_no_name Jun 12 '13 at 16:37
@a_horse_with_no_name Thank you. I'll add it to our list. Is it geared for other DBAs or just a good book in general. –  UB01 Jun 12 '13 at 19:37
It's geared towards people that are Postgres to deliver good performance. In most of the cases that would be the DBA I guess. –  a_horse_with_no_name Jun 12 '13 at 19:41
I think this is a great question. I would love to see it answered here. I disagree with the votes to close. –  A-K Jun 12 '13 at 20:18
@AlexKuznetsov Thank you. I am not sure why would someone want to close a genuine question. –  UB01 Jun 12 '13 at 20:25

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