PostgreSQL Data Collector


Embarking on the journey of efficient database management often requires reliable tools, and in the realm of PostgreSQL, a powerful ally comes in the form of a Python-based utility – the PostgreSQL Data Collector. Developed to streamline data collection processes, this utility stands as a testament to the dynamic capabilities of Python in database administration. In this blog, we will delve into the intricacies of the PostgreSQL Data Collector, exploring its functionalities, use cases, and the unique advantages it brings to the realm of PostgreSQL management. This utility and the Data viewer will be useful for PostgreSQL Users, DBAs, and Developers.

Key Features:

Operating System Parameters:
  • Captures essential OS details.
  • Provides insights into resource utilization, system uptime, and hardware information.
Kernel Settings:
  • Retrieves kernel-level information.
  • Focuses on tuning parameters that impact system performance.
PostgreSQL Parameters:
  • Collects PostgreSQL database-specific information, catalog info, etc.
  • Gathers data on database versions, configurations, and performance metrics.

Technical Details:

Implementation Language: Python.

Usability: Command-line interface (CLI) for simplicity.

Compatibility: Supports all major 64-bit Linux distros.

How it Works:
  • The user runs the utility using a simple command.
  • No dependencies, ensuring ease of deployment.
Data Collection:
  • The utility systematically queries OS, kernel parameters, and PostgreSQL.
  • Results are organized into a TAR ball.

  • Use the dataViewer python utility
  • Embeds the output of the data collector utility into an HTML document to make it readable via a web browser. 
  • Concise summary and detailed breakdown for in-depth analysis.

Use Cases:

Performance Optimization:
  • Identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement based on collected data.
  • Streamline debugging with comprehensive system insights.


  • Quick and lightweight utility with minimal system impact.
  • Adaptable to different environments and PostgreSQL configurations.
  •  Ease of use by both administrators and developers.


As we conclude our exploration into the PostgreSQL Data Collector, it becomes evident that this Python-based utility is more than just a tool; it’s a catalyst for enhanced PostgreSQL database management. By providing insights into performance metrics, automating data collection tasks, and fostering a user-friendly experience, this utility exemplifies the power of Python in the world of PostgreSQL administration.

If you are interested in exploring the data collector utility and would like to see how it can help you with your System and Database management activities, you could request a copy by filling out this form.

As you incorporate the PostgreSQL Data Collector into your toolkit, let us know what new functionalities we can add to our roadmap.

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