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Beginning PostgreSQL on the Cloud

Simplifying Database as a Service on Cloud Platforms

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  • © 2018


  • The first book purely focused on PostgreSQL implementations on the cloud
  • Covers migration from on-premise PostgreSQL to PostgreSQL on the cloud
  • Includes tips on securing and encrypting your cloud data

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Get started with PostgreSQL on the cloud and discover the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of the cloud services from Amazon, Rackspace, Google, and Azure. Once you have chosen your cloud service, you will focus on securing it and developing a back-up strategy for your PostgreSQL instance as part of your long-term plan. Beginning PostgreSQL on the Cloud covers other essential topics such as setting up replication and high availability; encrypting your saved cloud data; creating a connection pooler for your database; and monitoring PostgreSQL on the cloud. The book concludes by showing you how to install and configure some of the tools that will help you get started with PostgreSQL on the cloud. 

This book shows you how database as a service enables you to spread your data across multiple data centers, ensuring that it is always accessible. You’ll discover that this model does not expect you to install and maintain databases yourself because the database service provider does it for you. You no longer have to worry about the scalability and high availability of your database.

What You Will Learn
  • Migrate PostgreSQL to the cloud
  • Choose the best configuration and specifications of cloud instances
  • Set up a backup strategy that enables point-in-time recovery 
  • Use connection pooling and load balancing on cloud environments
  • Monitor database environments on the cloud

Who This Book Is For

Those who are looking to migrate to PostgreSQL on the Cloud. It will also help database administrators in setting up a cloud environment in an optimized way and help them with their day-to-day tasks.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyderabad, India

    Baji Shaik, Avinash Vallarapu

About the authors

Baji Shaik is a database administrator and developer. He was introduced to databases in 2011 and over the years, has worked with Oracle, PostgreSQL, and Greenplum. He has a wide range of expertise and experience in SQL/NoSQL databases and has developed many successful database solutions addressing challenging business requirements. He has been working with a database service, where he continuously supports databases in automation and helps in developing features, fixing and testing defects of the service. Baji has organized a number of PostgreSQL meet-ups and maintains his own technical blog at, where he likes to share his knowledge with the community. He co-authored PostgreSQL Development Essentials, released in September 2016.

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