Introduction to the Course

Get to know this course, its prerequisites, and its target audience.


Welcome to the Mastering PostgreSQL Database course!

PostgreSQL, or Postgres, is a free and open-source object-oriented relational database management system (RDBMS) emphasizing extensibility and technical standards compliance. It was initially named POSTGRES, referencing its origins as a successor to the Ingres Database developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

PostgreSQL is ACIDIt follows the four fundamental principles of atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability. These principles ensure that the data in a database is consistent and reliable.-compliant and supports foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and more.

PostgreSQL has a strong reputation for its proven architecture, reliability, data integrity, extensibility, and performance. PostgreSQL supports functions and stored procedures in multiple languages, including SQL, Perl, Python, Tcl, and Java.

If you wonder what these technical terms mean, don't worry, we’ll cover them all in this course.

As software engineers, web developers, or IT professionals, we must know how to install servers, build websites, and create applications. PostgreSQL is a powerful database management system (DBMS) that can help us with these tasks. This course will cover everything you need to know about PostgreSQL to use it effectively.

We’ll discuss the basics, benefits, and critical features of this database. Then, we’ll dive into hands-on tutorials on how to write SQL queries. Later, we’ll cover in detail how to perform various PostgreSQL administration tasks and some advanced topics. You’ll also get an opportunity to build a project using PostgreSQL.

You don’t need any prior expertise for this course. However, familiarity with the following technologies would be helpful, but not required:

  • SQL databases
  • Object-oriented programming concepts

Target audience

This course is for developers, software architects, data scientists, and administrators with little or no knowledge of databases or SQL. The course will provide a solid foundation for using PostgreSQL in your project.

The target audience for this course includes the following:

  • Beginners with little or no knowledge of databases or SQL

  • Experienced PostgreSQL users who want to brush up on their skills

  • Anyone who wants to learn about PostgreSQL databases

Let's get started!