Database: Models, Languages, Design

Database: Models, Languages, Design

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Database: Models, Languages, Design presents the traditional topic in database theory, and can be used as a self-study by database practitioners who are familiar with the relational technology and want to learn about object-oriented and deductive models. The author conveys a clearer introduction than competing books through his organization of the material and explanations of the concepts. Presentation and style differ from existing books, most notably in the emphasis on generic concepts rather than the specifics of the existence of commercial products. The book is divided into three parts: Part I, Database Models and their Access Models; Part II, Disk Storage Management; and Part III, Database more

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  • Hardback | 944 pages
  • 197.9 x 243.1 x 43.2mm | 1,741.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • line figures throughout
  • 0195107837
  • 9780195107838

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Comprehensive, unique, and accessible, Database: Models, Languages, Design is an ideal text for the introductory computer science course in database design. It can also serve as a self-study guide for database practitioners. Through his useful organization of the material and his comprehensive, lucid explanations of the concepts, Johnson provides a clear introduction to both traditional and modern topics in database design. Use of a running example set (an aquarium database) throughout provides a strong sense of continuity. This text describes five database models which represent current practice (the relational model), trends (the object-oriented and deductive models), and past experiences (the network and hierarchical models). Readers can easily follow the evolution from one model to the next because the same features are covered for each type of more

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I DATABASE MODELS AND ACCESS METHODS ; 1. Introduction to Databases ; 2. Relational Databases ; 3. Relational Algebra ; 4. Relational Calculus ; 5. Basic SQL ; 6. Advanced SQL ; 7. Object-Oriented Databases ; 8. Object-Oriented Queries ; 9. Deductive Databases ; 10. Deductive Queries ; 11. Network Databases ; 12. Hierarchical Databases ; 13. Comparing the Database Models ; II DISK STORAGE MANAGEMENT ; 14. File Structures ; 15. Indexes ; 16. File Structures for the Database Models ; III DATABASE DESIGN ; 17. Application Design Capture ; 18. Functional Dependency Analysis ; 19. Join Dependency Analysis ; IV EPILOGUE ; 20. Performanceshow more

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