The first half of the book provides in-depth coverage of databases from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer. It covers the latest database standards SQL-1999, SQL/PSM, SQL/CLI, JDBC, ODL, and XML, with broader coverage of SQL than most other texts. The second half of the book provides in-depth coverage of databases from the point of view of the DBMS implementor. It focuses on storage structures, query processing, and transaction management. The book covers the main techniques in these areas with broader coverage of query optimization than most other texts, along with advanced topics including multidimensional and bitmap indexes, distributed transactions, and information integration techniques.
Features and Benefits
Many real-world examples, offers a readable and engaging presentation.
Extensive treatment of database modeling - Includes detailed and separate explanations of how to use E/R and ODL to design databases, teaches about this important first step of the planning process.
Excellent, up-to-date and detailed coverage of SQL - Includes coverage of object-relational systems and many aspects of the new SQL-1999 standard, provides a more extensive treatment of query processing than other books on the market.
Discussion of the technologies used to connect database programming with C or Java code - Includes discussions of SQL/PSM, SQL/CLI, and JDBC, gives students practical advice on integrating state-of-the-art technologies with databases.
Coverage of advanced issues important to database designers and users, Includes discussions of views, integrity constraints, assertions, triggers, transactions, authorization, and recursion in SQL-1999.
How to successfully plan a database application before building it, reflects how these plans are developed in the real world.
Coverage of topics such as designing storage structures and implementing a variety of indexing schemes, shows students how to build efficient database management systems.
Extensive coverage of query processing and optimization, shows students how to fine tune database systems to improve performance.
Comprehensive coverage of transaction processing mechanisms for concurrency control and recovery, including distributed and long-duration transactions, s-hows how to design complex database systems that can handle real-world business applications.
Coverage of information integration, including data warehousing, mediation, OLAP, data-cube systems, and data mining, exposes readers to cutting edge technology used in business applications.
Extensive exercises - In almost every section, provides students with the opportunity to practice and apply the concepts theyve learned in each chapter.