Relational Database Design and Implementation

Relational Database Design and Implementation : Clearly Explained

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Fully revised, updated, and expanded, Relational Database Design and Implementation, Third Edition is the most lucid and effective introduction to the subject available for IT/IS professionals interested in honing their skills in database design, implementation, and administration. This book provides the conceptual and practical information necessary to develop a design and management scheme that ensures data accuracy and user satisfaction while optimizing performance, regardless of experience level or choice of DBMS.
The book begins by reviewing basic concepts of databases and database design, then briefly reviews the SQL one would use to create databases. Topics such as the relational data model, normalization, data entities and Codd's Rules (and why they are important) are covered clearly and concisely but without resorting to "Dummies"-style talking down to the reader.
Supporting the book's step-by-step instruction are three NEW case studies illustrating database planning, analysis, design, and management practices. In addition to these real-world examples, which include object-relational design techniques, an entirely NEW section consisting of three chapters is devoted to database implementation and management issues.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Approx. 160 illustrations
  • 0123747309
  • 9780123747303
  • 1,395,371

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction
Chapter 1: The Database Environment
Chapter 2: Systems Analysis and Database Requirements
Part Two: Database Design Theory
Chapter 3: Why Good Design Matters
Chapter 4: Entities and Relationships
Chapter 5: The Relational Data Model
Chapter 6: Normalization
Chapter 7: Database Structure and Performance Tuning
Chapter 8: Codd's Rules for Relational Database Design
Part Three: Relational Design Practice
Chapter 9: Using SQL to Implement a Relational Design
Chapter 10: Using CASE Tools for Database Design
Chapter 11: Database Design Case Study #1:Database Design Case Study #1: Mighty-Mite Motors
Chapter 12: Database Design Case Study #2: East Coast Aquarium
Chapter 13: Database Design Case Study #3: SmartMart
Part Four: Database Implementation Issues
Chapter 14: Concurrency Control
Chapter 15: Database Security
Chapter 16: Data Warehousing
Chapter 17: Data Quality
Chapter 18: XML
Appendix A: Historical Antecedents
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Review quote

"I think this book addresses database designers and database professionals quite well. The book also is well-suited to be used for an introductory course on database management."-- Craig Mullins, Corporate Technologist, NEON Enterprise Software
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About Jan L. Harrington

Jan L. Harrington, author of more than 35 books on a variety of technical subjects, has been writing about databases since 1984. She retired in 2013 from her position as professor and chair of the Department of Computing Technology at Marist College, where she taught database design and management, data communications, computer architecture, and the impact of technology on society for 25 years.
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