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An introduction to database systems

Author: C J Date
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
This book provides a solid grounding in the foundations of database technology and gives some ideas of how the field is likely to develop in the future. Emphasizing insight and understanding rather than formalisms, Chris Date has divided the book into six parts: Basic Concepts, The Relational Model, Database Design, Transaction Management, Further Topics, and Object and Object/Relational Databases. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Databases
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Date, C.J.
Introduction to database systems.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Date
ISBN: 0201385902 9780201385908 0201684195 9780201684193 0130351415 9780130351418 0201787229 9780201787221 0201787237 9780201787238
OCLC Number: 41231590
Description: xxii, 938 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. An overview of database management --
2. Database system architecture --
3. An introduction to relational databases --
4. An introduction to SQL --
5. Domains, relations, and base relvars --
6. Relational algebra --
7. Relational calculus --
8. Integrity --
10. Functional dependencies --
11. Further normalization I: 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF --
12. Further normalization II: Higher normal forms --
13. Semantic modeling --
14. Recovery --
15. Concurrency --
16. Security --
17. Optimization --
18. Missing information --
19. Type inheritance --
20. Distributed databases --
21. Decision support --
22. Temporal databases --
23. Logic-based databases --
24. Object databases --
25. Object/relational databases.
Responsibility: C.J. Date.


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