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Database Systems: The Complete Book. Hector Garcia-Molina. Jeffrey D. Ullman. Jennifer Widom. Department of Computer Science. Stanford University. Fundamentals of database systems / Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant B. Navathe. ( Chapters 3 through 6) of the book; Chapter 3 presents the formal relational. PDF | On Jan 1, , Garcia-Molina and others published Database Systems: The Complete Book.
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Ullman ,. Jennifer Widom. For Database Systems and Database Design and Application courses offered at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science departments. Written by well-known computer scientists, this introduction to database systems offers a comprehensive approach, focusing on database design, database use, and implementation of database applications and database management sy For Database Systems and Database Design and Application courses offered at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science departments.
Written by well-known computer scientists, this introduction to database systems offers a comprehensive approach, focusing on database design, database use, and implementation of database applications and database management systems. 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: 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.
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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications
I've read all kinds of negative reviews about this book. Most of them refer to it as boring; poorly written; too teoretical, so I was skeptical about reading the book, but I had to as it is the book used in my university course in database systems.
The way I see it here are the strong and weak sides of the book. I've only read it half through. Strong sides: That being said, though, the book is not good for a reference material - it's more of a textbook.
The explanations are clear and their only downside is they are too exhaustive and detailed sometimes. It also teaches the design process, and there is a section on good design principles which are mostly obvious, but not always and the design process.
Weak sides: I'm not giving proof, beacause I am too lazy, but I have the feeling that the authors see most things as black and white - like there's no other option or opinion. Again, this is not a completely valid point of mine.
But the author fails to point out that this would only work if the graph of reachability has no cycles. Otherwise, all the rules in the sections on recursion would go down in infinite recursion. Stuff like that.
Instead of reading them, try to figure out the examples on your own first. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Hardcover Verified Purchase. The book is very useful for learning. Dates is extremely thorough in his explanation of many terms, standard and complex concepts.
The summary is quite concrete and he supplies you with enough knowledge you've gained to understand the next chapter. He even refers back to previous chapters when continuing the next chapter.
This is wonderful as it reinforces the material for better understanding. On the other hand because some of his terms are. I almost feel like I'm in one of his classes. Great book! Intresting, good detail.
I used this book for a college level database course. The author has done a superb job overall. Superb job at covering major DB concepts. The writting of the book as well as exceptional orginization of the book show that the author is indeed an expert on the topic.
I found that while the author is not the best at explaining the concepts in the book, he is still very good. This leaves the reader with some thinking to do in order to fully understand the material which is fine. The book is very wordy. This is positive becuase it keeps the book interesting and not dry.
The author is very good at connecting with the reader, something not found in many computer books. On the negative side it opens the door for more error of interpretation although the author's skills prevent this, mostly.
On complicated issues in which a section needs to be re-read several times, there is much more to read. So students make sure to underline, highlight Plenty of practice questions and suitable answers. In general this is a superb book for an introduction, the concepts will stay with the good reader for many months.
A definite buy! This is where it all started. This book is not good for anyone that wants to get into the practical applications of Relational Databases immediately. This book is geared to people interested in learning the theoretical analysis of Relational Databases stemming from mathematical analysis.
This approach is highly impractical for real-world applications and will remain as conversation material for academics. This book is frustrating to read since the author constantly makes references to material that is not addressed in this book, illegal use of SQL utilizing the " " for illustration purposes and not indicating clearly how his examples have deviated from the way it is "traditionally done".
The author is frustrated and spends too much time berating other people's work, and his attempt to explain SQL is poorly illustrated.
This book is mistakenly referred to as the bible of relational databases and the only explanation I can think for this is that it has been around for so long and read by so many people that are endeared by the unreachable tone of his writing, that they assume this is how it should be written. After seven editions I would expect perfection, and this book is a far cry from it.
Database Systems: The Complete Book
Spend your money and desire to understand the theory behind Relational Databases somewhere else. Bought the version 1 as a gift but delivered the sixth edition copy. A little disappointed. I read an earlier edition of the book back in the mid 90s. At the time, that was the first serious book on relational database theory I read. I thought the earlier edition was a great introduction to the topic. It was a tough "college textbook" read, but well worth it. I would no longer recommend the latest version as an introductory text.
One gripe is Date's introduction of his own language "Tutorial-D" to explain and illustrate concepts. There is no one place in the book you can go to for a comprehensive description of Tutorial-D. Instead, snippets of it are peppered throughout the text. Another gripe: But somehow, he seems to have overdone it in this edition. The latest edition has many new chapters on object-relational, temporal databases, logic databases, and decision support systems.
These are very convenient overviews, as always, filtered through Date's unerring and zealous devotion to the underlying relational theory.
I think if you already understand relational theory and you are a practitioner in the field, this is still a comprehensive "must have book. The "love-it-or-hate-it" reviews seems to support this viewpoint.
I rated it 4 stars because 1 it is a classic 2 it is comprehensive 3 it is a reference work that any serious practitioner will want and 4 it has extensive and well-annotated references at the end of each chapter. I withheld the 5th star for the gripes I mentioned above.
This book introduces the fundamentals of database systems by emphasizing the relational data model, and that a database is really "a collection of true.. Although his use of Tutorial-D rather than SQL may seem odd, Date emphasizes thinking about data rather than an implementation. This book provides great fundamental thinking about relational variables relvars , domains, relational algebra, and data normalization.
The further topic of missing information contrasts to Codd's four-valued logic, and even if your particular database system supports different Nulls the chapter helps when thinking about your own data. Whether or not you agree with his thinking about object-oriented databases, his "Two great blunders" are a challenge to any software vendor. His chapter on decision support does not provide much of an introduction to such broad topics as warehousing, OLAP, and data mining, but there are other sources.
This is not an easy read, but working through it will pay off when coupled with product training. See all 29 reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis.
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This book provides great fundamental thinking about relational variables relvars , domains, relational algebra, and data normalization.
Concurrency Control Anomalies 8. Finally, Part VI describes the impact of object technology on database systems.