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Query Performance Optimization in PostgreSQL and AGE

PostgreSQL's pg_stat_statements extension is a powerful tool for database administrators and developers, offering insights into executed SQL statements to aid in query performance analysis. This article explores the setup and utilization of pg_stat_statements to identify and optimize poorly performing SQL queries, ultimately enhancing the overall performance of your PostgreSQL database.

Query performance is a critical aspect of any database system, and PostgreSQL provides the pg_stat_statements extension to track and analyze SQL statements executed on the server. This extension collects valuable information about query execution, allowing administrators to identify bottlenecks and optimize queries for improved database performance.

Setting Up pg_stat_statements
Enabling the Extension:
Modify postgresql.conf:
Open the postgresql.conf file and add or uncomment the following line:

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Restart PostgreSQL:
Restart the PostgreSQL server to apply the changes.

Creating Extension:
Connect to the database and create the extension:

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Utilizing pg_stat_statements for Query Performance Analysis
Key Aspects to Explore:
Viewing Statistics:
Access pg_stat_statements view to see statistics about executed queries:

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Analyzing Execution Counts:
Identify frequently executed queries:

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Identifying Slow Queries:
Find queries with longer execution times:

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