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PostgreSQL Performance Tuning workshop

dbi InSite Workshops

PostgreSQL performance tuning is a broad subject with many questions looking for answers: How should I configure my PostgreSQL instance, which PostgreSQL indexes do I need to create, and which are the best tools to monitor the performance of the PostgreSQL instance? The dbi services PostgreSQL performance tuning experts will share their knowledge, methods, and tools with you in our two-day dbi InSite workshop “PostgreSQL Performance Tuning”. Through various practical exercises and live demos, you will understand how the PostgreSQL Optimizer works and learn how to make the best out of it.

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(*) Prices are to be considered per participant and without VAT

-5% for SOUG, SwissPUG, or DOAG members
Members of the SOUG (Swiss Oracle User Group), SwissPUG (Swiss PostgreSQL User Group) or DOAG (Deutsche Oracle-Anwendergruppe) are entitled to a discount of 5% on our trainings

Training objectives

  • Understand how PostgreSQL uses the system resources (CPU, I/O, Memory) and configure them
  • Learn how the Cost Based Optimizer optimizes the access to your data
  • Know everything about execution plan operations (sequental scans, index access, sorts, etc.)
  • Monitor the performance with standard PostgreSQL tools and extensions
  • Learn the tuning of queries via features available to the developer and/or DBA
  • Understand the PostgreSQL index types
  • Using stored procedures


  • Memory Sizing: shared_buffers, work_mem, …
  • I/O calls performed by PostgreSQL
  • CBO, cardinality, cost, optimization, execution plan, parameters
  • Statistics
  • Sequential scans and indexing
  • Sorts and Group By
  • Join methods
  • pg_stat_statements, pg_buffercache
  • Connection handling
  • Transaction isolation levels
  • Performance relevant logging parameters


  • Presentation with countless practical exercises and trainings
  • Case studies, live demos, discussions
  • Networking during coffee break, lunch, and apéro on last day (included in price, except for on-site workshop courses)
  • Graphical tool courtesy of DB Visualizer

Target groups

  • Database administrators (DBAs) wanting to improve the system performance, Database developers wanting to improve the application performance

Language & documentation

  • Workshop training normally held in English; French or German possible instead as course languages
  • Documentation: content details, scripts, case study solutions as PDF file (in English)

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