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Overview

For over 25 years, C. J. Date's An Introduction to Database Systems has been the authoritative resource for readers interested in gaining insight into and understanding of the principles of database systems. This revision continues to provide a solid grounding in the foundations of database technology and to provide some ideas as to how the field is likely to develop in the future.. "Readers of this book will gain a strong working knowledge of the overall structure, concepts, and objectives of database systems and will become familiar with the theoretical principles underlying the construction of such systems.

A classic book, revised--the best, most comprehensive, and most up-to-date treatment of database concepts and technology available. Contains greatly expanded treatment of object-oriented database system, including a proposal for rapprochement between OO and relational technologies. Includes important new chapters on functional dependencies, views, domains, and missing information.

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Introduces the field of database systems, for students and professionals with a basic of knowledge of storage and file management capabilities of a modern computer system and features of one or more high-level programming language. Coverage includes general concepts, the relational model, theory and practice of database design, transaction management, how relational concepts are relevant to other aspects of database technology, and the impact of object technology on database systems. This seventh edition amplifies treatment of the relational model, relation-valued attributes, type inheritance, and temporal databases, and contains two new appendices of SQL and SQL3. The author is a lecturer, researcher, and independent consultant specializing in relational database systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201543292
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Systems Programming Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 820
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Eighth Edition
Pt. I Preliminaries 1
Ch. 1 An Overview of Database Management 3
Ch. 2 Database System Architecture 33
Ch. 3 An Introduction to Relational Databases 59
Ch. 4 An Introduction to SQL 85
Pt. II The Relational Model 109
Ch. 5 Types 111
Ch. 6 Relations 141
Ch. 7 Relational Algebra 173
Ch. 8 Relational Calculus 213
Ch. 9 Integrity 253
Ch. 10 Views 295
Pt. III Database Design 329
Ch. 11 Functional Dependencies 333
Ch. 12 Further Normalization I: 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF 349
Ch. 13 Further Normalization II: Higher Normal Forms 381
Ch. 14 Semantic Modeling 409
Pt. IV Transaction Management 443
Ch. 15 Recovery 445
Ch. 16 Concurrency 465
Pt. V Further Topics 501
Ch. 17 Security 503
Ch. 18 Optimization 531
Ch. 19 Missing Information 575
Ch. 20 Type Inheritance 605
Ch. 21 Distributed Databases 647
Ch. 22 Decision Support 689
Ch. 23 Temporal Databases 727
Ch. 24 Logic-Based Databases 775
Pt. VI Objects, Relations, and XML 811
Ch. 25 Object Databases 813
Ch. 26 Object/Relational Databases 859
Ch. 27 The World Wide Web and XML 895
Appendixes 939
App. A The TransRelational Model 941
App. B SQL Expressions 967
App. C: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols 977
App. D Storage Structures and Access Methods
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    Excellent for in-depth conceptual information

    The book is not 'for Dummies', yet it lies a rewardingly strong foundation for database understanding. It demands careful reading, however.

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