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Explain Explained

Date: 2015-09-17
Time: 16:00 - 16:50
Room: Houston Ballroom B/C
Level: Intermediate

Do you have slow queries, but you're not sure why? Are you confused by terms like "merge join" and "bitmap heap scan"? Don't you wish there was a version of EXPLAIN for mere mortals?

EXPLAIN is a powerful tool to see what's going on when you execute a PostgreSQL query. It provides such dense information, though, that it's barely comprehensible. But don't dispair! In an hour, you can learn enough to start figuring out what those explain plans mean.

This session will cover:

Come have explain explained.

Speaker

Josh Berkus