Do You Have the Essential Skills to Be a Successful PostgreSQL DBA?

May 04, 2018

Open source databases are becoming an increasingly preferred option for organizations seeking high performance, lower cost alternatives to legacy databases. According to a report by Gartner Research, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an open-source DBMS.1 

As organizations explore open source alternatives, PostgreSQL is an increasingly favored choice. Its popularity is reflected in naming Postgres “DBMS of the Year” for 2017. This surge is recent, yet PostgreSQL has been an active open source project since 1996. This makes it one of the oldest and most stable open source projects of its kind. 

If your interest in Postgres is on the rise as well, and you’d like to increase your Postgres skills, EnterpriseDB just announced that it will be offering a training course this coming June titled “Comprehensive PostgreSQL Administration”. This course will be presented in a convenient, live online format and is designed to teach the essential skills required for PostgreSQL DBAs to be successful. The five-day course starts on July 9.  

The course will cover PostgreSQL database architecture and core administrative tasks including configuration, maintenance, monitoring, backups, recovery, and moving data. Advanced topics are also covered including replication to safeguard data, clustering for high availability, partitioning for performance and maintainability, and security for privacy and protection. 

This course will help DBAs and IT Professionals responsible for administration and maintenance of PostgreSQL increase their proficiency and learn best practices. And those new to PostgreSQL will benefit as well. Only basic experience in database administration is required to participate and no prior knowledge of PostgreSQL is necessary.

Upon course completion, participants will be prepared to manage large, highly available databases and their security requirements with confidence. This course also includes one free attempt at the PostgreSQL Associate Certification exam, a $200 value.

Visit Comprehensive PostgreSQL Administration to get more details and register.

Rupinder (Singh) Chaniana is a Technical Trainer and Consultant at EnterpriseDB.


EDB is the industry’s most credible source for Postgres training. As the market leader in Postgres, EDB specializes in product innovation, comprehensive services, in-demand solutions, and industry recognized training and certification programs. EDB’s curriculum is driven by the needs of the market and and user and Community feedback. EDB has deep knowledge in residence on staff as one of the industry’s largest employers of Postgres Community members, including members of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group Core Team, multiple Major Contributors, and a significant number of developers who contribute to Postgres and other related open source projects.  Train on Postgres with EDB, and train with the very best.

1Gartner, Emerging Technology Trends Create Opportunities for DBMS Cost Optimization, By Donald Feinberg and Adam M. Ronthal, Published April 21, 2016.  



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