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This book sheds light on the principles behind the relational model, which is fundamental to all database-backed applications--and, consequently, most of the work that goes on in the computing world today. Database in Depth: The Relational Model for Practitioners goes beyond the hype and gets to the heart of how relational databases actually work.Ideal for experienced database developers and designers, this concise guide gives you a clear view of the technology--a view that's not influenced by any vendor or product. Featuring an extensive set of exercises, it will help you:
- understand why and how the relational model is still directly relevant to modern database technology (and will remain so for the foreseeable future)
- see why and how the SQL standard is seriously deficient
- use the best current theoretical knowledge in the design of their databases and database applications
- make informed decisions in their daily database professional activities
|Publisher:||O'Reilly Media, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.72(d)|
About the Author
C.J. Date has a stature that is unique within the database industry. C.J. is a prolific writer, and is well-known for his best-selling textbook: An Introduction to Database Systems (Addison Wesley). C.J. is an exceptionally clear-thinking writer who can lay out principles and theory in a way easily understood by his audience.
Table of Contents
- Dedicated to the memory of E.F.Codd
- Chapter One: Introduction
- Chapter Two: Relations Versus Types
- Chapter Three: Tuples and Relations
- Chapter Four: Relation Variables
- Chapter Five: Relational Algebra
- Chapter Six: Integrity Constraints
- Chapter Seven: Database Design Theory
- Chapter Eight: What Is the Relational Model?
- Appendix A: A Little Bit of Logic
- Suggestions for Further Reading