A Guide to the SQL Standard: A User's Guide to the Standard Relational Language SQL

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Addison-Wesley, 1989 - Data base management - 228 pages
A guide for users and designers of database systems. Outlines the inherent problems in the study, design, and implementation, and examines the background issues of priorities, administrative prerequisites, design concepts, database management systems, protocols, security, communication processes, and interactivity. Gives advice on developing corporate databases and management sytems. Non- technical, user-oriented text. No bibliography. Date provides a comprehensive treatment of standard SQL, with many worked examples while discussing some of the implications of the standard. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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C. J. Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant specializing in relational database systems, a field he helped pioneer. Among other projects, he was involved in technical planning for the IBM products SQL/DS and DB2. He is best known for his books, in particular, "An Introduction to Database Systems" (7th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2000), the standard text in the field, which has sold well over half a million copies worldwide. Mr. Date is widely acknowledged for his ability to explain complex technical material in a clear and understandable fashion.

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