Data Modeling Essentials: Analysis, Design, and Innovation

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Data Modeling Essentials is a comprehensive guide to data modeling for commercial information systems. Written by a leading practitioner, it is intended as a tutorial and reference for systems analysts, business analysts, specialist data modelers, database designers, and students requiring a practical understanding of the subject. This book presents data modeling as a design activity which offers opportunities for creativity and innovation. Many practical examples are used to illustrate the choices available to ...
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Overview

Data Modeling Essentials is a comprehensive guide to data modeling for commercial information systems. Written by a leading practitioner, it is intended as a tutorial and reference for systems analysts, business analysts, specialist data modelers, database designers, and students requiring a practical understanding of the subject. This book presents data modeling as a design activity which offers opportunities for creativity and innovation. Many practical examples are used to illustrate the choices available to modelers and criteria for selecting the best model. Subjects covered in detail include organizing the modeling task; managing compromises; subtypes and supertypes; designing for flexibility; basic and advanced normalization; developing and using generic models; modeling the time dimension; and corporate data modeling. Conventions and language used in the book reflect those widely used in industry and supported by popular CASE products.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780442016548
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Series: VNR Computer Library
  • Pages: 2242

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Overview of Data Modeling 1
Ch. 1 What Is Data Modeling? 3
Ch. 2 Basic Normalization 25
Ch. 3 The Entity Relationship Approach 51
Ch. 4 Subtypes and Supertypes 83
Ch. 5 Putting It All Together 113
Pt. II Advanced Data Modeling 145
Ch. 6 More About Relationships and Foreign Keys 147
Ch. 7 Advanced Normalization 177
Ch. 8 Primary Keys and Identity 201
Ch. 9 Attributes 221
Ch. 10 The Time Dimension 243
Ch. 11 Modeling Business Rules 261
Ch. 12 Corporate Data Modeling 279
Appendices 295
Appendix A. Check List for Data Model Review 297
Index 303
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