An introduction to database systems

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Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1986 - Computers - 639 pages
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An overview of database management. An architecture for a database system. The internal level. An overview of DB2. Data definition. Data manipulation. The system catalog. Views. Embedded SQL. An overview of INGRES. Relational data structure. Relational integrity rules. Relational algebra. Relational calculus. Relational systems. Query optimization. Further normalization. Recovery and concurrency. Security and integrity. The database product family. An inverted list system: DATACOM/DB. A hierarchic system: IMS. A network system: IDMS. Distributed systems. Semantic modeling. List of acronyms. Index.

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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.