Glossary

Permutation

  • A bijective map whose domain and range are the same
  • A map f : S → S
  • Is bijective (i.e., injective and surjective)
  • The set of all permutations of S is denoted by Perm{S→S}, or P(S) in short

PL/SQL

PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) is Oracle Corporation's procedural extension for SQL and the Oracle relational database. PL/SQL is available in Oracle Database (since version 7), TimesTen in-memory database (since version 11.2.1), and IBM DB2 (since version 9.7).

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and standards-compliance. As a database server, its primary function is to store data securely, and to allow for retrieval at the request of other software applications.

Protocol

A distributed algorithm in which two or more entities take part.

Python

Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than possible in languages such as C++ or Java.