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An Introduction to Database Systems By C.J. Date

An Introduction to Database Systems
by C.J. Date

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The Seventh Edition focuses on providing a grounding in the foundations of database technology and shedding some light on how the field is likely to develop in the future. This introduction to databases has been revised to reflect the latest developments and advances in the field of database systems.
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An Introduction to Database Systems: International Edition by C.J. Date

For over 25 years, C. J. Dates An Introduction to Database Systems has been the 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 technology-security, 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 model, particularly the sections on types (domains), relation values vs. relation variables, integrity, predicates, and views * New material on relation-valued attributes, denormalization, orthogonal design, and alternative approaches to semantic modeling (including "business rules") * Complete new chapters covering type inheritance, decision support, and temporal databases * Two new appendixes, one on detail of SQL and one on SQL3 Readers of this book will gain a strong working knowledge of the overall structure, concepts, and objectives of database systems and will become familiar with the theoretical principles underlying the construction of such systems. 0201385902B04062001

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About C.J. Date

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. 0201385902AB04062001

Table of Contents

(Each Chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary, and each Appendix begins with an Introduction): I. PRELIMINARIES 1. An Overview of Database Management 2. Database System Architecture 3. An Introduction to Relational Databases 4. An Introduction to SQL II. THE RELATIONAL MODEL 5. Domains, Relations, and Base Relvars 6. Relational Algebra 7. Relational Calculus 8. Integrity 9. Views III. DATABASE DESIGN 10. Functional Dependencies 11. Further Normalization I: 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF 12. Further Normalization II: Higher Normal Forms 13. Semantic Modeling IV. TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT 14. Recovery 15. Concurrency V. FURTHER TOPICS 16. Security 17. Optimization 18. Missing Information 19. Type Inheritance 20. Distributed Databases 21. Decision Support 22. Temporal Databases 23. Logic-Based Databases VI. OBJECT AND OBJECT/RELATIONAL DATABASES 24. Object Databases 25. Object/Relational Databases Appendix A: SQL Expressions Appendix B: An Overview of SQL3 Appendix C: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

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An Introduction to Database Systems: International Edition by C.J. Date
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