Relational Database Design and Implementation

Relational Database Design and Implementation

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Relational Database Design and Implementation: Clearly Explained, Fourth Edition, provides the conceptual and practical information necessary to develop a database design and management scheme that ensures data accuracy and user satisfaction while optimizing performance.

Database systems underlie the large majority of business information systems. Most of those in use today are based on the relational data model, a way of representing data and data relationships using only two-dimensional tables. This book covers relational database theory as well as providing a solid introduction to SQL, the international standard for the relational database data manipulation language.

The book begins by reviewing basic concepts of databases and database design, then turns to creating, populating, and retrieving data using SQL. Topics such as the relational data model, normalization, data entities, and Codd's Rules (and why they are important) are covered clearly and concisely. In addition, the book looks at the impact of big data on relational databases and the option of using NoSQL databases for that purpose.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 35.56mm | 1,450g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0128043997
  • 9780128043998
  • 1,421,581

Table of contents

The Database Environment
Systems Analysis and Database Requirements
Why Good Design Matters
Entities and Relationships
The Relational Data Model
Database Structure and Performance Tuning
Codd's Rules for Relational Database Design
Using SQL to Implement a Relational Design
Using CASE Tools for Database Design
Database Design Case Study #1: Mighty-Mite Motors
Database Design Case Study #2: East Coast Aquarium
Database Design Case Study #3: SmartMart
Relational Algebra
Simple SQL Retrieval
Retrieving Data From More Than One Table
Advanced Retrieval Operations
Working with Groups of Rows
Data Modification
Concurrency Control
Database Security
Data Warehousing
Data Quality
Object-Relational Databases
Relational Databases and "Big Data": The Alternative of a NoSQL Solution
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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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