An Introduction to Database Systems

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Addison-Wesley, 2000 - Computers - 938 pages
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authoritative resource for readers interested in gaining insight into and understanding of the principles of database systems. This exciting revision continues to provide a solid grounding in the foundations of database technology and to provide some ideas as to how the field is likely to develop in the future. The material is organized into six major parts. Part I provides a broad introduction to the concepts of database systems in general and relational systems in particular. Part II consists of a careful description of the relational model, which is the theoretical foundation for the database field as a whole. Part III discusses the general theory of database design. Part IV is concerned with transaction management. Part V shows how relational concepts are relevant to a variety of further aspects of database technologyPsecurity, distributed databases, temporal data, decision support, and so on. Finally, Part VI describes the impact of object technology on database systems. This Seventh Edition of An Introduction to Database Systems features widely rewritten material to improve and amplify treatment of several topics, including: *Revised and expanded material on the relational mo

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PRELIMINARIES
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Database System Architecture
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An Introduction to Relational Databases
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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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