From humble beginnings in academia to some of the most crucial projects around the globe, PostgreSQL has come a long way since its university days. In this chapter, we have looked at PostgreSQL’s history and where it stands today. We also touched upon just a few of the thousands of companies that are making PostgreSQL an integral part of their enterprise solutions.
In the following chapters, we’ll further acquaint you with many of PostgreSQL’s basic topics, covering the installation and configuration process, several PostgreSQL clients, table structures, and security features. If you’re new to PostgreSQL, this material will prove invaluable for getting up to speed regarding the basic features and behavior of this powerful database server. If you’re already quite familiar with PostgreSQL, we still suggest that you browse through the material; at the very least, it should serve as a valuable reference.
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