Prentice Hall Of India
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This book is intended to be used as a text in introductory database courses for information systems students at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The text is organized around the database development life cycle which provides the framework for discussing conceptual and implementation design, database implementation, and the management environment. The topics are set in a framework of strategic and tactical management issues that include database planning, DBMS selection database administration, security and integrity, and distributed databases.
The book has a simple and straightforward topical organization that is based on the database development life cycle. This makes it to relate each topic and understand how they fit into an organization's overall system development activities.
Each chapter begins with a scenario taken from the four continued cases. The scenario presents a realistic situation dealing directly with the chapter's key topics.
A very large number of figures are included to illustrate database modeling, query solutions, and other topics. The chapter on client/server systems includes illustrations taken directly from computer screens used to develop our examples.
The book has a large bibliography listing up-to-date research articles.
End-of-chapter materials are standardized. Each chapter includes a summary of the chapter's material. Additionally, materials for assignment include review questions which can be answered directly from the text, problems and exercises which stress and develop depth of understanding, and projects and professional issues for more advanced work.
A margin glossary gives definitions of key terms in the margins of the text for easy reference. A comprehensive glossary is provided at the end of the book.
Table of Contents
Databases and Their Context
Relational Database Implementation
Managing the Database Environment
Legacy Database Systems