Offers a readable and engaging presentation.
Teaches about this important first step of the planning process.
Provides a more extensive treatment of query processing than other books on the market.
Gives students practical advice on integrating state-of-the-art technologies with databases.
Includes discussions of views, integrity constraints, assertions, triggers, transactions, authorisation, and recursion in SQL:1999.
Reflects how these plans are developed in the real world.
Shows students how to build efficient database management systems.
Shows students how to fine tune database systems to improve performance.
Shows how to design complex database systems that can handle real-world business applications.
Exposes readers to cutting edge technology used in business applications.
Provides students with the opportunity to practice and apply the concepts they've learned in each chapter.
Database Systems: The Complete Book is ideal for Database Systems and Database Design and Application courses offered at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science departments. A basic understanding of algebraic expressions and laws, logic, basic data structure, OOP concepts, and programming environments is implied.
Written by well-known computer scientists, this introduction to database systems offers a comprehensive approach, focusing on database design, database use, and implementation of database applications and database management systems.
The first half of the book provides in-depth coverage of databases from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. It covers the latest database standards SQL:1999, SQL/PSM, SQL/CLI, JDBC, ODL, and XML, with broader coverage of SQL than most other texts. The second half of the book provides in-depth coverage of databases from the point of view of the DBMS implementor. It focuses on storage structures, query processing, and transaction management. The book covers the main techniques in these areas with broader coverage of query optimization than most other texts, along with advanced topics including multidimensional and bitmap indexes, distributed transactions, and information integration techniques.