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Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management (International Computer Science Series) Paperback – 24 May 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 1424 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 4 edition (24 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321210255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321210258
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 4.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Over 200,000 people have been grounded in good database design practice by readingDatabase Systems. 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 has contributed to the success of previous editions.

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

Features

  • Complex subjects are clearly explained using running case studies throughout the book.
  • Database design methodology is explicitly divided into three phases: conceptual, logical, and physical. Each phase is described with an example of how it works in practice.
  • SQL is comprehensively covered in three tutorial-style chapters.
  • Distributed, object-oriented, and object-relational DBMSs are fully discussed.

Check out the web site at www.booksites.net/connbegg, for full implementations of the case studies, lab guides for Access and Oracle, and additional student support.

New! For the fourth edition

  • Extended treatment of XML, OLAP and data mining.
  • Coverage of updated standards including SQL:2003, W3C (XPath and

XQuery), and OMG.

  • Now covers Oracle9i and Microsoft Office Access 2003.

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.

This book comes with a free six-month subscription to Database Place, an online tutorial that helps readers master the key concepts of database systems.  Log on at www.aw.com/databaseplace.

 

 

About the Author

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.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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This book is well written and aimed at those with little or no prior knowledge of databases (e.g. undergraduates). It goes from conceptual design right down to low level topics. I think the main strength of this book lies in its excellent examples. There are several case studies which are used very well to show practical examples of concepts described. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a text book on databases.
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This book places a strong emphasis on good design practice, allowing readers to master design methodology in an accessible, step-by-step fashion. In this book, database design methodology is explicitly divided into three phases: conceptual, logical, and physical. Each phase is described in a separate chapter with an example of the methodology working in practice. Extensive treatment of the Web as an emerging platform for database applications is covered alongside many code samples for accessing databases from the Web including JDBC, SQLJ, ASP, ISP, and Oracle's PSP. A thorough update of later chapters covering object-oriented databases, Web databases, XML, data warehousing, data mining is included in this new edition. 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 professionals.
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I'll keep this short and sweet: while this may be a good textbook to use when on a database course (and I mean one for full-time students who have yet to enter the world of work) this is definitively no use to those requiring a practical manual that will help you to solve a real-world problem or implement a real-world database solution. I don't think it strives to be the latter and doesn't stake a claim to be such a work but the point needs to be made to ensure people do not purchase it under the assumption that it is something that it certainly is not.
If you want a hands-on, useful SQL primer, go for Ben Forta's "SQL in 10 minutes", or for a practical how-to book on starting out in database creation, try out George Hepworth's "Grover Park George On Access": what they lack in terms of relational calculus (find this in "Database Systems"!) they make up for in teaching you stuff you can actually use. You'll also save yourself a lot of cash.
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If you already have an idea of using and working with a database, then the book is perfect for increasing your knowledge. As a beginner, you may not want to read the book according to the way the chapters have being outlined but rather, jumping from chapters to chapters.

Generally packed with terminologies that may not be easy to understand.
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Delivery was speedy. Received it within 2 days of ordering. This book is absolutely brilliant as it gives me the required information I need for my Database module at Uni.
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Thank you, got this book cheaper than the recommended price. It is brillant with very good illustrations
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Thank you very much for the good service, looking forward to next purchase i will do for an other book
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Best buy! Amazing quality! The book is so clean there isn't even on scratch on it!
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