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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 1A - SQL Language Reference
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
Paperback (6"x9"), 454 pages
ISBN 9781906966041
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E Acronyms

This is a list of acronyms commonly used in the PostgreSQL documentation and in discussions about PostgreSQL.

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
API
Application Programming Interface
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BKI
Backend Interface (BKI Backend Interface)
CA
Certificate Authority
CIDR
Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CPAN
Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
CRL
Certificate Revocation List
CSV
Comma Separated Values
CVE
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
DBA
Database Administrator
DBI
Database Interface (Perl)
DBMS
Database Management System
DDL
Data Definition Language, SQL commands such as CREATE TABLE, ALTER USER
DML
Data Manipulation Language, SQL commands such as INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
DST
Daylight Saving Time
ECPG
Embedded C for PostgreSQL (see Volume 2: ECPG - Embedded SQL in C)
ESQL
Embedded SQL
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FSM
Free Space Map (Free Space Map)
GEQO
Genetic Query Optimizer (Genetic Query Optimizer [1])
GIN
Generalized Inverted Index (GIN Indexes)
GiST
Generalized Search Tree (GiST Indexes)
Git
Git
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time
GSSAPI
Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface
GUC
Grand Unified Configuration (see Volume 3: Setting Parameters), the PostgreSQL subsystem that handles server configuration
HBA
Host-Based Authentication (see Volume 3: The pg_hba.conf file)
HOT
Heap-Only Tuples
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IPC
Inter-Process Communication
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
ISSN
International Standard Serial Number
JDBC
Java Database Connectivity
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
MSVC
Microsoft Visual C
MVCC
Multi-Version Concurrency Control (see section 11 Concurrency Control)
NLS
National Language Support
ODBC
Open Database Connectivity
OID
Object Identifier (see section 6.16 Object Identifier Types)
OLAP
Online Analytical Processing
OLTP
Online Transaction Processing
ORDBMS
Object-Relational Database Management System
PAM
Pluggable Authentication Modules
PGSQL
PostgreSQL
PGXS
PostgreSQL Extension System (see Volume 2: Extension Building Infrastructure)
PID
Process Identifier
PITR
Point-In-Time Recovery (see Volume 3: Continuous Archiving and Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR)) (Continuous Archiving)
PL
Programming Languages (server-side) (see Volume 2: Server Programming)
POSIX
Portable Operating System Interface
RDBMS
Relational Database Management System
RFC
Request For Comments
SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language
SPI
Server Programming Interface (see Volume 2: Server Programming Interface)
SQL
Structured Query Language
SRF
Set-Returning Function (see Volume 2: Returning Sets)
SSH
Secure Shell
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
SSPI
Security Support Provider Interface
SYSV
Unix System V
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP)
TID
Tuple Identifier (see section 6.16 Object Identifier Types)
TOAST
The Oversized-Attribute Storage Technique (TOAST)
TPC
Transaction Processing Performance Council
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
UTC
Coordinated Universal Time
UTF
Unicode Transformation Format
UTF8
Eight-Bit Unicode Transformation Format
UUID
Universally Unique Identifier (see section 6.12 UUID Type)
WAL
Write-Ahead Log (see Volume 3: Reliability and the Write-Ahead Log)
XID
Transaction Identifier (see section 6.16 Object Identifier Types)
XML
Extensible Markup Language
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