Understanding Advanced Data Types in PostgreSQL by Peter Van Hardenberg
Wednesday, November 16 at 4:40-5:35
Everyone's familiar with the basic data types - numeric, text, boolean, and so on. In this talk, we'll quickly review those types, and then go further into exploring the diverse and powerful data types that make Postgres easier to model, perform better, and enable whole new use-cases.
In addition to the new and exciting JSONB data type, we'll also look at types like ARRAYs, range types, and how to use domains to construct your own data types and aggregates. We'll even examine some of the 3rd party data types like emails and URIs and talk about why these are possible, and how they can be practically harnessed to improve your applications.