10+ Best Articles on PostgreSQL
The most useful articles on PostgreSQL from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 PostgreSQL Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on PostgreSQL by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Just Use Postgres for Everything
- Bye bye Mongo, Hello Postgres
- SQLite or PostgreSQL? It's Complicated!
- Speeding up sort performance in Postgres 15
- Tricking Postgres into using an insane
What is ...?
New to #PostgreSQL? These articles make an excellent introduction.
Introduction to PostgreSQL physical storage
I initially wrote this post for myself, I wanted to understand enough about the underlying physical storage to be able to grasp other concepts which can affect your database. This post is probably…
How to ...?
How to Use PostgreSQL with Node.js
How to set up a pooled connection to PostgreSQL in Node.js and a convenience function for running connections via that pool.
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Just Use Postgres for Everything
Startups use too much technology. My advice: Use Postgres for everyting
Speeding up sort performance in Postgres 15
In recent years, PostgreSQL has seen several improvements which make sorting faster. In the PostgreSQL 15 development cycle—which ended in April 2022—Ronan Dunklau, Thomas Munro, Heikki Linnakangas,…
Tricking Postgres into using an insane
At Spacelift, we use PostgreSQL (specifically Aurora Serverless) for most of our primary database needs. This article will show you our optimization story and how PostgreSQL row count estimation can…
Column order in PostgreSQL does matter
Column order can determine how quickly your data is processed in PostgreSQL. Find out how to troubleshoot performance problems in wide tables
Postgres Query Plan Visualization
Postgres Explain Visualizer (Pev) is a tool I wrote to make EXPLAIN output easier to grok. It creates a graphical representation of the query plan.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on PostgreSQL.
SQLite or PostgreSQL? It's Complicated!
Learn how to benchmark SQLite and PostgreSQL databases.
Bye bye Mongo, Hello Postgres
In April the Guardian switched off the Mongo DB cluster used to store our content after completing a migration to PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS. This post covers why and how
Lesser Known PostgreSQL Features
Features you already have but may not know about!
How we optimized PostgreSQL queries 100x
Some of the tricks we used to speed up SELECT-s in PostgreSQL: LEFT JOIN with redundant conditions, VALUES, extended statistics, primary…
The Surprising Impact of Medium-Size Texts on PostgreSQL Performance
Why TOAST is the best thing since sliced bread
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