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Database design

Author: Ryan K Stephens; Ronald R Plew
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Master the fundamentals of relational database design.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stephens, Ryan K.
Database design.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, ©2001
(OCoLC)682114768
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan K Stephens; Ronald R Plew
ISBN: 0672317583 9780672317583
OCLC Number: 42621650
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Overview of Database Design --
1. Understanding Database Fundamentals --
What Are the Uses of a Database? --
Who Uses a Database? --
Database Environments --
Mainframe Environment --
Client/Server Environment --
Internet Computing Environment --
From Where Does a Database Originate? --
Business Rules --
Business Processes --
Information and Data --
Requirements Analysis --
Entities --
Attributes --
Business Process Reengineering --
What Elements Comprise a Database? --
Database Schema --
Data Types --
Does the Database Have Integrity? --
Primary Keys --
Foreign Keys --
Relationships --
Key Database Design Concepts --
Design Methodology --
Converting the Business Model to Design --
Application Design --
What Makes a Good Database? --
Storage Needs Met --
Data Is Available --
Data Protected --
Data Is Accurate --
Acceptable Performance --
Redundant Data Is Minimized --
2. Exploration of Database Models --
Types of Databases --
Flat-File Database Model --
Hierarchical Database Model --
Network Database Model --
Relational Database Model --
Object-Oriented (OO) Database Model --
Object-Relational (OR) Database Model --
Modern Database of Choice --
Relational Database Characteristics --
Relational Database Objects --
SQL: The Relational Database Language --
Web Links for More Information on Database Models --
Making Your Selection --
3. Database Design Planning --
What Is a Database Design? --
Importance of Database Design --
Planning Database Design --
Mission Statement --
Devising a Work Plan --
Setting Milestones and Making Deadlines --
Establishing the Design Team and Assigning Tasks --
Trademarks of a Solid Database Design --
Overview of Design Methodologies --
Logical Versus Physical Modeling --
Logical Modeling --
Physical Modeling --
Automated Design Tools --
Why Use an Automated Design Tool?
Responsibility: Ryan K. Stephens, Ronald R. Piew.

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