This is an introduction to modern database technology and the development of database systems. Rather than focusing on the theoretical aspects, this work emphasizes the practicalities of using database systems in the ongoing development of information systems.
This is an introduction to modern database technology and the development of database systems. Rather than focusing on the theoretical aspects, this work emphasises the practicalities of using database systems in the ongoing development of information systems. In order to keep up with advances and changes in the field, the following areas are covered in greater detail in this revised edition: the kernel functions of contemporary DBMS - file organisation, access mechanisms and transaction management; contemporary database applications such as data warehousing, data mining and on line analytical processing; Microsoft Access; and extended relational and object oriented data management standard.
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PAUL BEYNON-DAVIES is a Reader at Glamorgan University. He is the author of several textbooks and a number of papers.
Table of Contents
Introduction - PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS - Databases as Abstract Machines - Key Concepts - Databases and Information Systems - The Data Management Layer - PART TWO: DATA MODELS - The Relational Data Model - The Classic Data Models - The Object-oriented Data Model - The Deductive Data Model - The Post-Relational Data Model - PART THREE: DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: INTERFACE AND TOOLKIT - DBMS Interface: SQL - DBMS Toolkit: End-User Tools - DBMS Toolkit: Application Development Tools - DBMS Toolkit: DBA Tools - PART FOUR: DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: KERNAL - Data Organisation - Access Mechanisms - Transaction Management - Other Kernal Functions - PART FIVE: DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: STANDARDS AND COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS - Post-Relational DBMS: SQL3 - Object-oriented DBMS: ODMG Object Model - Microsoft Access - Oracle - O2 - PART SIX: DATABASE DEVELOPMENT - Normalisation - Entity-Relationship Diagramming - Object Modelling - Physical Database Design - Database Implementation - PART SEVEN: THE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION OF DATABASE SYSTEMS - Strategic Data Planning - Data Administration - Database Administration II - PART EIGHT: TRENDS/ FEATURES - Distribution - Parallelism - Multi-media Data - PART NINE: APPLICATIONS OF DATABASES - Data Warehousing - On-line Analytical Processing - Data Mining - Networked Databases - Sample Solutions - Glossary - Index
Database Systems by Paul Beynon-Davies
Macmillan computer science
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