"This book combines the unique strengths of the authors to create a beautiful coverage of the interplay between the underlying deep theory, practical algorithms, and software tools in use today for Web data management. It is destined to become the authoritative source for this topic for students and practitioners alike."
Susan B. Davidson, University of PennsylvaniaPre-Publication Review:
"Web data management is a broad field, and this text manages to cover it all while tying the material together brilliantly, conveying them as a single field rather than just a collection of independent topics. It succeeds in explaining both theory and practice -- a difficult task that you do not often see accomplished in any field of computer science. It is a unique book that fills a pressing need."
Michael Benedikt, University of Oxford
"In my view, for a topic that is still so new and is the subject of so much active research, this is an excellent textbook that I recommend. It is written with undeniable expertise, and is a perfect balance between scientific rigor and practical examples."
P. Navrat, Computing Reviews
"For those interested in or conducting research in this area, it provides a thorough review of literature in the field and addresses a significant number of applications and topics, ranging from personal complex data management to enterprise-wide data storage and maintenence, which are current and relevant to the new generation of web technologies and the increasing migration to the web and cloud storage. Recommended."
T.D. Richardson for Choice Magazine
This book explains Web standards for data management, with a focus on data distribution, providing a foundation for today's data integration applications and tomorrow's semantic Web. Striking a balance between the conceptual and the practical, the book contains numerous examples and case studies, offering a thorough introduction to new global information systems for Web professionals as well as for master's level courses.