Database Solutions: A Step-by-Step Approach to Building Databases

Database Solutions: A Step-by-Step Approach to Building Databases


By (author) Carolyn Begg, By (author) Thomas Connolly

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  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 552 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 28mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 23 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 0321173503
  • ISBN 13: 9780321173508
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 1,603,034

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Are you responsible for designing and creating the databases that keep your business running? Or are you studying for a module in database design? If so, Database Solutions is for you! This fully revised and updated edition will make the database design and build process smoother, quicker and more reliable. Recipe for database success * Take one RDMS - any of the major commercial products will do: Oracle, Informix, SQL Server, Access, Paradox * Add one thorough reading of Database Solutions if you are an inexperienced database designer, or one recap of the methodology if you are an old hand * Use the design and implementation frameworks to plan your timetable, use a common data model that fits your requirements and adapt as necessary

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Table of contents

Part 1 Background1 Introduction 2 The relational model 3 SQL and QBE 4 The database system development lifecycle 5 Database administration and security Part 2 Database analysis and design techniques6 Fact-finding 7 Entity-Relationship modeling 8 Normalization Part 3 Logical database design 9 Logical database design - Step 1 10 Logical database design - Step 2 11 Enhanced ER modeling techniquesPart 4 Physical database design 12 Physical database design - Step 3 13 Physical database design - Step 4 14 Physical database design - Steps 5 and 6 15 Physical database design - Step 7 16 Physical database design - Step 8 Part 5 Second worked example17 PerfectPets - Logical database design 18 PerfectPets - Physical database design Part 6 Current and emerging trends19 Current and emerging trends AppendicesA Alternative data modeling notations B Summary of the database design methodology C Advanced logical database design D File organizations and indexes E Common data models Glossary References Index