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Database System Concepts Paperback – 1 Dec 2001

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  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (ISE Editions); 4th International student edition edition (1 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071217622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071217620
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 19 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,818,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tony Seaton on 17 Sept. 2005
Format: Hardcover
From some of the final-year, honours-level content of my degree, to presenting database concepts to GCSE and A-Level students, I have found the information, presentation and readability of Silberschatz invaluable.
This is a must-have reference text for any serious student, teacher, lecturer or practitioner in the field.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Ground Up Knowledge 8 Feb. 2004
By Naveen Urs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I read some of the reviews here. The comments varies from a good book to a worthless one.
If you are really interested in making a career out of databases, then this is a book you got to read. An analogy that comes to mind is "You got to have a strong foundation to build a sky craper". This is exactly what this book is. It helps you build a strong foundation.
I got hold of this book when I was in my 4th Semester of my BS in computer science (1994 - 2nd Edition of this book) to clear my Database concepts exam. Ever since, whenever I feel I might not have understood some concept, I go back to this book.
One thing you got to understand is, its not a book that you can just read through and tell people that you have understood the concepts. You need to work the book.
IBM DB2 UDB Certified Specialist.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good for practicing database programmer 27 Aug. 2002
By "saikat_basak" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I found 4th edition of this book quite informative for a database programmer. It discusses how database works internally. It includes topics on data storage, B Tree, query processing, query optimization, parallel database, distributed database, web databases etc. However, the language should have been more comprehensive. Examples should be more.
Decent as a review book, not to learn anything from scratch 3 Jan. 2015
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found this book to be a little droll at times, with too much text and not enough diagramming of the concepts. The explanations can drag and become very cumbersome. Overall it is a good book if you know something already about database concepts and want a refresher, but it is not good for beginners.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Could have been a lot better if they put more effort 26 Aug. 2002
By Freddy Devassy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
providing more detail on certain very important topics like Tuple Relational Calculus and also spend a lot more time going into more detail of creating more complex queries. These are the topics I was really looking forward too. But that being said theres so much information in this book its defiintely worth the price. Also they could simplify the language a bit when talking about complex topics optimization techniques used by the engine and some aspects of file organization.
Five Stars 20 Jan. 2015
By Pat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
this made a wonderful gift!
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