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Understanding database management systems : an insider's guide to architectures, products, and design

Author: Rob Mattison
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This practical guide examines database architectures, including relational, pre-relational, distributed, and object-oriented designs. It discusses the fine points of each architecture and explores  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mattison, Rob.
Understanding database management systems.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1993
(OCoLC)644077949
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Mattison
ISBN: 0070409730 9780070409736
OCLC Number: 26303918
Description: xx, 537 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction. An Industry in Transition. Four Worlds Converging. Purpose, Scope, and Organization. Database Products Included in the Research --
Ch. 2. Introduction to Database. Different reasons to study databases. Ways of dealing with database problems. What is a Database? The Profiles of a Database System --
Ch. 3. The Programming Profile. External Processing and the Database. Internal Processing and the Database --
Ch. 4. The Architecture Profile. Products and Architectures. Mapping and Architectures --
Ch. 5. PC Architectures. Flat-File Databases. The PC-File Database. XBase Databases. dBASE III. SBase Databases. The DataEase Database. PC-Based Architecture Conclusions --
Ch. 6. Traditional Architectures. Inverted List Databases. The ADABAS Database. The Hierarchical Architecture. The IMS Database. The Network Databases. CA-IDMS (Pre12.0) Database. Traditional Architecture Conclusion --
Ch. 7. Relational Databases. The DB2 Database. The Informix Database. Database Programmability and Relational Databases. Relational Databases Conclusion --
Ch. 8. Object-Oriented Databases. The Programming Profile of Object-Oriented Databases. The Objectivity/DB Database. Object-Oriented Databases Conclusions --
Ch. 9. Hybrid/Proprietary Architectures. Hybrid Architectures. Propietary Architectures. Summarizing the Navigation Paradigms. Architecture Characteristics Recap --
Ch. 10. Data Storage Management. Architectures and Storage Management. Closure on Access Methods --
Ch. 11. The Administrative Profile. An Overview of Administration. Database Profiles Conclusion --
Ch. 12. Distribution. Distributed Databases Overview. Database Products and Distributed Systems --
Ch. 13. Database Design: Introduction. What Is the Design Process? Conclusion: Conceptual Design --
Ch. 14. Mapping and Performance Tuning. Physical Design. Relationship Assignment (Mapping). Summary of Construct Design Using Models. Normalization. Physical Design (Construct Tuning). Database Design Topics --
Conclusion --
Ch. 15. Conclusion --
Appendix A: Database Products.
Responsibility: Robert M. Mattison.

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