PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

PostgreSQL has become an increasingly viable database platform to serve as storage for applications, from classic corporate database use to the latest web apps. But getting the best performance from it has not been an easy subject to learn. You need just the right combination of rules of thumb to get started, solid monitoring, and maintenance to keep your system running well, suggestions for troubleshooting, and hints for add-on tools to add the features the core database doesn't try to handle on its own.