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Database design and relational theory : normal forms and all that jazz

Author: C J Date
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2012.
Series: Theory in practice (Sebastopol, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Because databases often stay in production for decades, careful design is critical to making the database serve the needs of your users over years, and to avoid subtle errors or performance problems.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Date
ISBN: 9781449328016 1449328016
OCLC Number: 781679191
Description: xiii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the scene. Preliminaries --
Prerequisites --
Functional dependencies, Boyce/Codd normal form, and related matters. Normalization : some generalities --
FDs and BCNF (informal) --
FDs and BCNF(formal) --
Preserving FDs --
FD axiomatization --
Denormalization --
Join dependencies, fifth normal form, and related matters. JDs and 5NF (formal) --
Implicit dependencies --
MVDs and 4NF --
Additional normal forms --
Orthogonality --
The principle of orthogonal design --
Redundancy --
We need more science --
Appendixes. Appendix A : primary keys are nice but not essential --
Appendix B : redundancy revisited --
Appendix C : historical notes --
Appendix D : answers to exercises.
Series Title: Theory in practice (Sebastopol, Calif.)
Responsibility: C.J. Date.

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