Database Design and Relational Theory: Normals Forms and All That Jazz

Database Design and Relational Theory: Normals Forms and All That Jazz

Paperback Theory in Practice

By (author) C. J. Date

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 278 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 233mm x 18mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449328016
  • ISBN 13: 9781449328016
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 232,046

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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. In this book, CJ Date, a leading exponent of relational databases, lays out the principles of good database design. Database Design and Relational Theory investigates denormalization, implicit dependencies, redundancy, and many other topics. DBAs will produce better designs and keep their data centers running better through the ideas conveyed in this book. Questions that this book answers include: What is Heath's Theorem, and why is it important? What is The Principle of Orthogonal Design? What makes some JDs reducible and others irreducible? What is dependency preservation, and why is it important? Should data redundancy always be avoided? Can it be?

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C.J. Date has a stature that is unique within the database industry. C.J. is a prolific writer, and is well-known for his best-selling textbook: An Introduction to Database Systems (Addison Wesley). C.J. is an exceptionally clear-thinking writer who can lay out principles and theory in a way easily understood by his audience.