- includes everything the MIS manager needs to implement cheaper and easier-to-use business applications with client/server architecture.
- focuses on solving mission-critical (billing and inventory) business problems.
- written in the classic James Martin style: complex subjects explained in a simple manner.
- Copyright 1996
- Dimensions: 7 x 9 1/4
- Pages: 368
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-305160-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-305160-5
Describing the technology that makes it possible to design mission-critical database applications using inexpensive hardware and software database technology, this book provides the fundamental knowledge and design skills needed to effectively employ database software to solve business problems. It also examines distributed client/server environments and the application configurations that can be oriented in a multisystem environment. Introduces the capabilities of Structured Query Language (SQL), and covers the common pitfalls that new users might not otherwise discover from reading software documentation.
Table of Contents
I. INFORMATION AND DATA. 1. The Database Environment. 2. Views of Data. 3. Data Modeling.
II. DATABASE SOFTWARE. 4. Database Technology Evolution. 5. Database Access Software. 6. Transaction Processing Software.
III. THE CLIENT/SERVER ENVIRONMENT. 7. Client/Server Computing. 8. Client/Server Database Configurations. 9. Distributed Database Software Architectures.
IV. THE RELATIONAL DATA MODEL. 10. Relational Architecture. 11. Relational Operations. 12. Integrity Constraints. 13. Third Normal Form. 14. Higher Levels of Normalization.
V. STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE. 15. SQL Language Characteristics. 16. The SELECT Statement. 17. Subqueries. 18. Inner and Outer Joins. 19. Creating and Updating Tables. 20. Authorization Facilities. 21. Programming with Embedded SQL. 22. Programming with Dynamic SQL.