Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Databases in 24 Hours

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Database technology has become commonplace in virtually all types of computer uses, ranging from even the most simple Web sites to numerous casual personal tasks. Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Databases in 24 Hours provides a solid foundation that any reader needing to learn current database technologies can apply and use today. This book has an easy-to-understand format and includes numerous real-world examples that will help the reader relate to databases that are in use by businesses today. Numerous diagrams ...

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Overview

Database technology has become commonplace in virtually all types of computer uses, ranging from even the most simple Web sites to numerous casual personal tasks. Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Databases in 24 Hours provides a solid foundation that any reader needing to learn current database technologies can apply and use today. This book has an easy-to-understand format and includes numerous real-world examples that will help the reader relate to databases that are in use by businesses today. Numerous diagrams and code examples, quizzes and exercises that increase the reader's understanding of the material are a key benefit of Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Databases in 24 Hours. After completing this book, a reader will be able to build and use simple databases using any modem database tool and will be prepared to move on to more complex projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672324925
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 1/31/2003
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,368,117
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Stephens is president and CEO of Perpetual Technologies, Inc., an information technology consulting and training firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has specialized in database technology and SQL for over 13 years, working as an Oracle programmer/analyst, Oracle database administrator, consultant, IT manager, and adjunct professor at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, where he has taught SQL, PL/SQL, UNIX, Oracle Oracle DBA, Oracle Development, and database design courses. Ryan resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Tina, and their children, Daniel, Autumn, and Baby Stephens.

Ronald R. Plew is vice president and CIO for Perpetual Technologies, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ron has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, where he has taught SQL and various database courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Administration from Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ron also serves in the Indiana Army National Guard, where he is the programmer/analyst for the 433rd Personnel Detachment. Ron's hobbies include golf, chess, and collecting Indianapolis 500 racing memorabilia. He shares ownership of Plew's Indy 500 Museum with his brothers, Mark and Dennis; his sister, Arleen; and mother, Betty. Ron lives in Indianapolis with his wife Linda. Ron and Linda have four children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Database Fundamentals 3
Hour 1 What Is a Database? 5
Hour 2 History and Evolution of Database Environments 15
Hour 3 Relating to Modern Databases 29
Hour 4 Relating to Modern Databases Users 47
Pt. II Database Architecture and Storage 63
Hour 5 Understanding Modern Database Architectures and Environments 65
Hour 6 Understanding Relational Database Architecture 87
Hour 7 Using Tables and Keys for Fundamental Data Storage 105
Hour 8 Optimizing Data Storage with Indexes 121
Hour 9 Organizing Data Appropriately in Databases and Schemas 137
Hour 10 Welcome to Object-Oriented Databases 151
Pt. III Design, Implementation, and Management 167
Hour 11 Understanding the Basics of Database Design 169
Hour 12 Learning Basic Database Administration 185
Hour 13 Managing the Database Life Cycle 207
Pt. IV Accessing Databases 223
Hour 14 Understanding Basic Database Connection Methods 225
Hour 15 Understanding the Standard Database Language: SQL 245
Hour 16 Creating Databases and Database Objects 257
Hour 17 Interacting with Databases to Manage and Retrieve Data 275
Hour 18 Effective Reporting and Data Usage 287
Pt. V Practical Database Integration with Business 305
Hour 19 Using Databases to Process and Manage Data 307
Hour 20 Using Databases for Business Analysis 323
Hour 21 Building Applications That Use Databases 337
Hour 22 Popular Database Software and Third-Party Tools 353
Pt. VI Future of Databases 373
Hour 23 Previewing Emerging Database Trends 375
Hour 24 Where Do I Go from Here? 393
Pt. VII Appendices 405
App. A SQL Command Quick Reference 407
App. B: Glossary 413
Index 423
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2003

    Pretty good book

    I can say this about the book: I learned a great deal about databases from this book. Before this, I didn't know a relational database from a relationship, but now I structure all types of databases and then I query those bad boys with ease. I am like a database junkie now, smokin' databases like an addicted crackhead. Pick up this book, extract the knowledge, then put it to use, and I guaranteed you, that all the ladies in the IT department will be yours for the taking.

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