Readings in Database Systems

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Michael Stonebraker, Joseph M. Hellerstein
Morgan Kaufmann, 1998 - Computers - 685 pages
Readings in Database Systems, 3rd Edition is the most up-to-date compilation of papers to explore DBMS applications which were first published in the now classic "Red Book" in 1988. Dr. Stonebraker and Dr. Hellerstein have selected a spectrum of papers on the roots of the field, which include classic papers from the '70's on the relational model to timely discourses on future directions. This new streamlined edition includes 46 papers that cover much of the significant research and development in the database field, organized by area of technology. Expert introductory analysis of each section topic of the book is provided by leaders of the DBMS field along with a discussion of each reading. From the Preface : "The main purpose of this collection is to present a technical context for research contributions and to make them accessible to anyone who is interested in database research. This book is intended as an introduction for students and professionals wanting an overview of the field. It is also designed to be a reference volume for anyone already active in database systems. This set of readings represents what we perceive to be the most important issues in the database area: the core material for any DBMS professional to

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Contents

The Roots
1
Relational Approach to Database Management
16
The Design and Implementation of INGRES
37
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