Selected references and readings for SQL and PostgreSQL.

Some white papers and technical reports from the original POSTGRES development team are available at the University of California, Berkeley, Computer Science Department web site.

SQL Reference Books

Reference texts for SQL features.

[bowman01] The Practical SQL Handbook. Bowman et al, 2001. Using SQL Variants. Fourth Edition. Judith Bowman, Sandra Emerson, and Marcy Darnovsky. ISBN 0-201-70309-2. 2001. Addison-Wesley Professional. Copyright © 2001.

[date97] A Guide to the SQL Standard. Date and Darwen, 1997. A user's guide to the standard database language SQL. Fourth Edition. C. J. Date and Hugh Darwen. ISBN 0-201-96426-0. 1997. Addison-Wesley. Copyright © 1997 Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc..

[date04] An Introduction to Database Systems. Date, 2004. Eighth Edition. C. J. Date. ISBN 0-321-19784-4. 2003. Addison-Wesley. Copyright © 2004 Pearson Education, Inc..

[elma04] Fundamentals of Database Systems. Fourth Edition. Ramez Elmasri and Shamkant Navathe. ISBN 0-321-12226-7. 2003. Addison-Wesley. Copyright © 2004.

[melt93] Understanding the New SQL. Melton and Simon, 1993. A complete guide. Jim Melton and Alan R. Simon. ISBN 1-55860-245-3. 1993. Morgan Kaufmann. Copyright © 1993 Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc..

[ull88] Principles of Database and Knowledge-Base Systems. Classical Database Systems. Ullman, 1988. Jeffrey D. Ullman. Volume 1. Computer Science Press. 1988.

PostgreSQL-specific Documentation

This section is for related documentation.

[sim98] Enhancement of the ANSI SQL Implementation of PostgreSQL. Simkovics, 1998. Stefan Simkovics. November 29, 1998. Department of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology. Vienna, Austria.

[yu95] The Postgres95. User Manual. Yu and Chen, 1995. A. Yu and J. Chen. . Sept. 5, 1995. University of California. Berkeley, California.

[fong] The design and implementation of the POSTGRES query optimizer . Zelaine Fong. University of California, Berkeley, Computer Science Department.

Proceedings and Articles

This section is for articles and newsletters.

[ports12] Serializable Snapshot Isolation in PostgreSQL”. D. Ports and K. Grittner. VLDB Conference, August 2012.

[berenson95] A Critique of ANSI SQL Isolation Levels”. H. Berenson, P. Bernstein, J. Gray, J. Melton, E. O'Neil, and P. O'Neil. ACM-SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, June 1995.

[olson93] Partial indexing in POSTGRES: research project. Olson, 1993. Nels Olson. 1993. UCB Engin T7.49.1993 O676. University of California. Berkeley, California.

[ong90] “A Unified Framework for Version Modeling Using Production Rules in a Database System”. Ong and Goh, 1990. L. Ong and J. Goh. ERL Technical Memorandum M90/33. April, 1990. University of California. Berkeley, California.

[rowe87] The POSTGRES data model ”. Rowe and Stonebraker, 1987. L. Rowe and M. Stonebraker. VLDB Conference, Sept. 1987.

[seshadri95] “Generalized Partial Indexes (cached version) ”. Seshardri, 1995. P. Seshadri and A. Swami. Eleventh International Conference on Data Engineering, 6-10 March 1995. 1995. Cat. No.95CH35724. IEEE Computer Society Press. Los Alamitos, California. 420-7.

[ston86] The design of POSTGRES ”. Stonebraker and Rowe, 1986. M. Stonebraker and L. Rowe. ACM-SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, May 1986.

[ston87a] “The design of the POSTGRES rules system”. Stonebraker, Hanson, Hong, 1987. M. Stonebraker, E. Hanson, and C. H. Hong. IEEE Conference on Data Engineering, Feb. 1987.

[ston87b] The design of the POSTGRES storage system ”. Stonebraker, 1987. M. Stonebraker. VLDB Conference, Sept. 1987.

[ston89] A commentary on the POSTGRES rules system ”. Stonebraker et al, 1989. M. Stonebraker, M. Hearst, and S. Potamianos. SIGMOD Record 18(3). Sept. 1989.

[ston89b] The case for partial indexes ”. Stonebraker, M, 1989b. M. Stonebraker. SIGMOD Record 18(4). 4-11. Dec. 1989.

[ston90a] The implementation of POSTGRES ”. Stonebraker, Rowe, Hirohama, 1990. M. Stonebraker, L. A. Rowe, and M. Hirohama. Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 2(1). IEEE. March 1990.

[ston90b] On Rules, Procedures, Caching and Views in Database Systems ”. Stonebraker et al, ACM, 1990. M. Stonebraker, A. Jhingran, J. Goh, and S. Potamianos. ACM-SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, June 1990.