Beginning Database Design

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  • The perfect reference for programmers, administrators, or Web designers who are new to database development and are uncertain as to how to design and structure a database efficiently
  • Shows how to design and implement robust, scalable databases on any of the major relational database management systems, including Access, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, and Oracle
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Overview

  • The perfect reference for programmers, administrators, or Web designers who are new to database development and are uncertain as to how to design and structure a database efficiently
  • Shows how to design and implement robust, scalable databases on any of the major relational database management systems, including Access, SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, and Oracle
  • Covers all the key database design steps including modeling, normalization, SQL, denormalization, object-modeling, data warehousing, and performance
  • Provides plenty of real-world examples and a complete beginning-to-end case study of creating a database that includes the analysis and planning, tables and data structures, business rules, and hardware requirements
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764574900
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/5/2005
  • Series: Wrox Beginning Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Powell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with numerous professional accreditations and skills (including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Windows 2000, ERWin, and Paintshop, as well as Microsoft Access, Ingres, and Oracle relational databases, plus a multitude of application development languages). He has almost 20 years of contracting, consulting, and hands-on educating experience in both software development and database administration roles. He has worked with all sorts of tools and languages, on various platforms over the years. He has lived, studied, and worked on three different continents, and is now scratching out a living as a writer, musician, and family man. He can be contacted at oracledbaexpert@earthlink.net or info@oracledbaexpert.com. His Web site at http://www.oracledbaexpert.com offers information on database modeling, database software, and many development languages. Other titles by this author include Oracle Data Warehouse Tuning for 10g (Burlington, MA: Digital Press, 2005), Oracle 9i: SQL Exam Cram 2 (1Z0-007) (Indianapolis: Que, 2004), Oracle SQL: Jumpstart with Examples (Burlington, MA: Digital Press, 2004), Oracle Performance Tuning for 9i and 10g (Burlington, MA: Digital Press, 2003), ASP Scripting (Stephens City, VA: Virtual Training Company, 2005), Oracle Performance Tuning (Stephens City, VA: Virtual Training Company, 2004), Oracle Database Administration Fundamentals II (Stephens City, VA: Virtual Training Company, 2004), Oracle Database Administration Fundamentals I (Stephens City, VA: Virtual Training Company, 2003), and Introduction to Oracle 9i and Beyond: SQL & PL/SQL (Stephens City, VA: Virtual Training Company, 2003).
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Approaching Relational Database Modeling.

Chapter 1: Database Modeling Past and Present.

Chapter 2: Database Modeling in the Workplace.

Chapter 3: Database Modeling Building Blocks.

Part II: Designing Relational Database Models.

Chapter 4: Understanding Normalization.

Chapter 5: Reading and Writing Data with SQL.

Chapter 6: Advanced Relational Database Modeling.

Chapter 7: Understanding Data Warehouse Database Modeling.

Chapter 8: Building Fast-Performing Database Models.

Part III: A Case Study in Relational Database Modeling.

Chapter 9: Planning and Preparation Through Analysis.

Chapter 10: Creating and Refining Tables During the Design Phase.

Chapter 11: Filling in the Details with a Detailed Design.

Chapter 12: Business Rules and Field Settings.

Part IV: Advanced Topics.

Chapter 13: Advanced Database Structures and Hardware Resources.

Glossary.

Appendix A: Exercise Answers.

Appendix B: Sample Databases.

Index.

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