An Introduction to Database Systems

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Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1995 - Computers - 839 pages
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A comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of database technology. This edition features: updated coverage of object-oriented database systems, including a proposal for rapprochement between OO and relational technologies; expanded treatment of distributed databases, including client/server architectures, with an emphasis on database design issues; a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the relational model - the basis of modern database technology; and new chapters on functional dependencies, views, domains and missing information.

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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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