About the Book :
This lean, focused book concentrates on giving readers a clear understanding of database fundamentals while providing a broad survey of all the major topics of the field. The book is written in a clear, friendly style that progresses step-by-step through all of the major database topics. Each chapter begins with a story about a real company's database application, and is packed with examples. When readers finish the book, they will be able to immediately apply what they've learned in business.
About the Author :
Mark Gillenson, associate editor of the Journal of Database Management, has 15 years experience of working with and teaching at IBM Corp. and 15 years of teaching experience at the college level. He is currently a Professor in Information Systems at University of Memphis where he teaches the Database Management course. Dr. Gillenson is the author of two other successful Wiley professional titles.
Interesting Facts :
Designed to be a compact, practical introduction that is virtually self-teaching.Provides a clear understanding of the fundamentals and a broad survey of all of the major topics of the field with the goal that readers will be able to immediately apply what they've learned on the job.Makes heavy use of examples, including four major examples that are used throughout the text.Starts with the basics of files and file structures and then proceeds in a step-by-step manner to present all of the major aspects of database management.Includes a chapter on SQL that concentrates on the data retrieval aspect and applies to every relational database product on the market.
PrefaceAbout the AuthorData: The New Corporate ResourceSimple File Storage and RetrievalData ModelingThe Database Management System ConceptThe Relational Database Model: IntroductionThe Relational Database Model: Additional ConceptsLogical Database DesignPhysical Database DesignRelational Data Retrieval: SQLObject-Oriented Database ManagementData Administration, Database Administration, and Data DictionariesDatabase Control Issues: Security, Backup and Recovery, ConcurrencyClient/Server Database and Distributed DatabaseThe Data WarehouseDatabase and the InternetIndex