practical, hands-on approach makes it uniquely suited to providing a strong foundation in good database design practice. A clear introduction to design, implementation and management issues, as well as an extensive treatment of database languages and standards, make this book an indispensable complete reference for database students and professionals alike. The new edition of this bestseller brings it up to date with the latest developments in database technology and builds on the clear, accessible approach that contributed to the success of previous editions.
A realistic case study integrated throughout the book enables complex subjects to be explained in the context of one understandable example, while three additional case studies allow readers to work through examples by themselves. Clearly stated chapter objectives and summaries guide the reader, highlighted key definitions and numerous worked examples illustrate the concepts, and review questions and exercises reinforce the material covered in each chapter.
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Both Thomas Connolly and Carolyn Begg have experience of database design in industry, and now apply this in their teaching and research at the University of Paisley in Scotland. Thomas Connolly has significant industrial experience, and was a designer of RAPPORT, the world s first commercial portable DBMS, and of the LIFESPAN configuration management tool a winner of the British Design Award. He has recently launched a couple of eBusiness companies from the University. Carolyn Begg specialises in the application of database systems in biological research.
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It covers most of points on my database course (theory part). Read more
Because the page is falling out every-time I use it which an inconvenience and a hindrance otherwise it is still useablePublished 20 months ago by Steve Wilson
Once I contacted them to let them know the item never arrived on the projected delivery date a refund given promptly with no quibblePublished 23 months ago by Simon Armstrong
This is an old and cheaper version of a standard text but as a beginners book but it has all I neededPublished 23 months ago by Cathal O'B
I bought this for my uni module on databases. Some things are helpful while others are over complicated by technical jargon and confusing explanations. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2012 by Redhead2
Database Systems: A practical approach to Design, Implementation, and Management is a comprehensive book which I consider as a great door into Database technologyPublished on 14 Nov. 2011 by Victor Iboyi