Database Systems Concepts / Edition 5

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Database System Concepts, 5/e, is intended for a first course in databases at the junior or senior undergraduate, or first-year graduate, level. In addition to basic material for a first course, the text contains advanced material that can be used for course supplements, or as introductory material for an advanced course.

The authors assume only a familiarity with basic data structures, computer organization, and a high-level programming language such as Java, C, or Pascal. Concepts are presented as intuitive descriptions, and many are based on the running example of a bank enterprise. Important theoretical results are covered, but formal proofs are omitted. In place of proofs, figures and examples are used to suggest why a result is true.

The fundamental concepts and algorithms covered in the book are often based on those used in existing commercial or experimental database systems. The aim is to present these concepts and algorithms in a general setting that is not tied to one particular database system. Details of particular commercial database systems are discussed in the case studies which constitute Part 8 of the book.

The fifth edition of Database System Concepts retains the overall style of prior editions while evolving the content and organization to reflect the changes that are occurring in the way databases are designed, managed, and used.

Key Handles:

Early coverage of SQL in two chapters

Think of SQL as doing or creating Queries

Silberschatz uses a bank analogy throughout his text with Running Examples

Case studies are incorporated that representa different database, this is in the last Part of the text

Focuses on cutting edge material, such as xml, web based database systems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072958867
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/20/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1168
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction
Pt. 1 Relational databases
Ch. 2 Relational model
Ch. 3 SQL
Ch. 4 Advanced SQL
Ch. 5 Other relational languages
Pt. 2 Database design
Ch. 6 Database design and the E-R model
Ch. 7 Relational database design
Ch. 8 Application design and development
Pt. 3 Object-based databases and XML
Ch. 9 Object-based databases
Ch. 10 XML
Pt. 4 Data storage and querying
Ch. 11 Storage and file structure
Ch. 12 Indexing and hashing
Ch. 13 Query processing
Ch. 14 Query optimization
Pt. 5 Transaction management
Ch. 15 Transactions
Ch. 16 Concurrency control
Ch. 17 Recovery system
Pt. 6 Data mining and information retrieval
Ch. 18 Data analysis and mining
Ch. 19 Information retrieval
Pt. 7 System architecture
Ch. 20 Database-system architectures
Ch. 21 Parallel databases
Ch. 22 Distributed databases
Pt. 8 Other topics
Ch. 23 Advanced application development
Ch. 24 Advanced data types and new applications
Ch. 25 Advanced transaction processing
Pt. 9 Case studies
Ch. 26 PostgreSQL
Ch. 27 Oracle
Ch. 28 IBM DB2 universal database
Ch. 29 Microsoft SQL server
Pt. 10 Appendices
App. A Network model (contents online)
App. B Hierarchical model (contents online)
App. C Advanced relational database design (contents online)
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