Information Modeling and Relational Databases

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Morgan Kaufmann, Jul 27, 2010 - Computers - 976 pages

Information Modeling and Relational Databases, Second Edition, provides an introduction to ORM (Object-Role Modeling)and much more. In fact, it is the only book to go beyond introductory coverage and provide all of the in-depth instruction you need to transform knowledge from domain experts into a sound database design. This book is intended for anyone with a stake in the accuracy and efficacy of databases: systems analysts, information modelers, database designers and administrators, and programmers.

Terry Halpin, a pioneer in the development of ORM, blends conceptual information with practical instruction that will let you begin using ORM effectively as soon as possible. Supported by examples, exercises, and useful background information, his step-by-step approach teaches you to develop a natural-language-based ORM model, and then, where needed, abstract ER and UML models from it. This book will quickly make you proficient in the modeling technique that is proving vital to the development of accurate and efficient databases that best meet real business objectives.

  • Presents the most indepth coverage of Object-Role Modeling available anywhere, including a thorough update of the book for ORM2, as well as UML2 and E-R (Entity-Relationship) modeling
  • Includes clear coverage of relational database concepts, and the latest developments in SQL and XML, including a new chapter on the impact of XML on information modeling, exchange and transformation
  • New and improved case studies and exercises are provided for many topics
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Information Levels and Frameworks
27
First Steps
59
Chapter 4 Uniqueness Constraints
109
Chapter 5 Mandatory Roles
159
Chapter 6 Value SetComparison and Subtype Constraints
211
Chapter 7 Other Constraints and Final Checks
271
Chapter 8 Entity Relationship Modeling
305
Chapter 13 Using Other Database Objects
637
Chapter 14 Schema Transformations
687
Chapter 15 Process and State Modeling
773
Chapter 16 Other Modeling Aspects and Trends
835
ORM glossary
893
ER glossary
903
UML glossary
907
Useful Web Sites
911

Chapter 9 Data Modeling in UML
345
Chapter 10 Advanced Modeling Issues
399
Chapter 11 Relational Mapping
473
Chapter 12 Data Manipulation with Relational Languages
527
Bibliography
913
Index
925
About the Authors
943
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Dr. Terry Halpin is a professor at Northface University. He has led database research teams at several companies including Visio Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, where he worked on the conceptual and logical database modeling technology in Microsoft Visio for Enterprise Architects. His publications include over 100 technical papers and five books.

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