# Chapter 60. Genetic Query Optimizer

Table of Contents

60.1. Query Handling as a Complex Optimization Problem

60.2. Genetic Algorithms

60.3. Genetic Query Optimization (GEQO) in PostgreSQL

60.3.1. Generating Possible Plans with GEQO

60.3.2. Future Implementation Tasks for PostgreSQL GEQO

60.4. Further Reading

# Author

Written by Martin Utesch (<[utesch@aut.tu-freiberg.de](mailto:utesch@aut.tu-freiberg.de)>) for the Institute of Automatic Control at the University of Mining and Technology in Freiberg, Germany.