Flexible Indexing with Postgres

Date: 2016-09-14
Time: 18:30 - 19:20
Room: Dallas 1 & 2
Level: Advanced

When considering database indexing, many people are confused by the many Postgres indexing structures available, and the many data-type-specific index lookup methods. For example, gin indexing specializes in the rapid lookup of keys with many duplicates — an area where traditional btree indexes perform poorly. This is particularly useful for json and full text searching. GiST allows for efficient indexing of two-dimensional values and range types. This talk explores the various indexing features of Postgres and when to use them.


Bruce Momjian