Postgresql for the SQL Server DBA Series

I have been a DBA for over 10 years and have worked with SQL Server and Oracle.  I spent the first 6 years doing both Oracle and SQL Server, and I have used SQL Server exclusively for the last 4 years.  As a DBA, I’m always reading and trying to learn.  This series is a learning process for me that I wanted to share with the community.  In this blog series, I’m going to be exploring Postgresql, an RDBMS platform that has been gaining interest in the DBA community.  Postgresql has been around for some time but, with the increased costs for Oracle and SQL Server licenses combined with Oracle’s ownership of MySQL, there has been a greater acceptance of Postgresql.  In this series, I will  explore how the SQL Server DBA can perform DBA responsibilities in Postgresql.  I hope this series is both educational and interesting for the SQL Server DBA looking to expand his or her skillset or take on new projects with a different RDBMS.