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Clear explanations of theory and design, broad coverage of models and real systems, and an up-to-date introduction to modern database technologies result in a leading introduction to database systems. Intended for computer science majors, Fundamentals of Database Systems, 6/e emphasizes math models, design issues, relational algebra, and relational calculus.

 A lab manual and problems give students opportunities to practice the fundamentals of design and implementation. Real-world examples serve as engaging, practical illustrations of database concepts. The Sixth Edition maintains its coverage of the most popular database topics, including SQL, security, and data mining, and features increased emphasis on XML and semi-structured data.


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About the Author

Ramez A. Elmasri is a professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University. He is known for his work on conceptual database modeling, temporal database design and indexing, database query languages and interfaces, and systems integration. Prior to his current position, Elmasri worked for Honeywell and the University of Houston. Elmasri has over 70 refereed publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has conducted research in many areas of database systems over the past twenty years, and in the area of integration of systems and software over the past nine years. He has advised many MS and PhD students. Elmasri's research has been sponsored by grants from NSF, NASA, ARRI, Texas Instruments, Honeywell, Digital, and the State of Texas. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Databases and a member of the steering committee for the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (formerly ER Conference). He was Program Chair for the 12th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'93) and Program Vice Chair for the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering. He is the leading author of the textbook Fundamentals of Database Systems, which is used in many universities all over the world and has been translated into several languages. Elmasri has served on the program committees of many international conferences, and has presented tutorials and keynote talks at a number of international conferences. He has received the Robert Q. Lee teaching award of the College of Engineering of UT-Arlington.

Shamkant Navathe is a professor and the head of the database research group at the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He is well-known for his work on database modeling, database conversion, database design, distributed database allocation, and database integration. He has worked with IBM and Siemens in their research divisions and has been a consultant to various companies including Digital,CCA, HP and Equifax. He was the General Co-chairman of the 1996 International VLDB (Very Large Data Base) conference in Bombay, India. He was also program co-chair of SIGMOD 1985 and General Co-chair of the IFIP WG 2.6 Data Semantics Workshop in 1995. He has been an associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys, and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is also on the editorial boards of Information Systems (Pergamon Press) and Distributed and Parallel Databases (Kluwer Academic Publishers). He is an author of the book, Fundamentals of Database Systems, with R. Elmasri (Addison Wesley) which is currently the leading database text-book worldwide. He also co-authored the book Conceptual Design: An Entity Relationship Approach (Addison Wesley, 1992) with Carlo Batini and Stefano Ceri. His current research interests include human genome data management, intelligent information retrieval, data mining and warehousing, web-based knowledge warehouses and mobile database synchronization. Navathe holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has over 100 referenced publications.

Table of Contents

Part 1 (Introduction to Databases):

Chapter 1: Databases and Database Users

Chapter 2: Database System Concepts and Architecture

Part 2 (Relational Data Model and SQL):

Chapter 3: The Relational Data Model and Relational Constraints

Chapter 4: Basic SQL

Chapter 5: Advanced SQL

Chapter 6: Relational Algebra and Relational Calculus

Part 3 (Conceptual Modeling and Database Design):

Chapter 7: Data Modeling Using the Entity-Relationship (ER) Model

Chapter 8: The Enhanced Entity-Relationship (EER) Model

Chapter 9: Relational Database Design by ER- and EER-to-Relational Mapping

Chapter 10: Practical Database Design Methodology and Use of UML Diagrams

Part 4 (Object, Object-Relational, and XML Models):

Chapter 11: Object and Object-Relational Databases

Chapter 12: XML

Part 5 (Database Programming Techniques):

Chapter 13: Introduction to SQL Programming Techniques

Chapter 14: Web Database Programming

Part 6 (Database Normalization Theory):

Chapter 15: Basics of Functional Dependencies and Normalization

Chapter 16: Normalization Algorithms and Theory

Part 7 (File Structures, Indexing, and Hashing):

Chapter 17: Disk Storage, Basic File Structures, and Hash Files

Chapter 18: Indexing Structures for Files

Part 8 (Query Processing, Optimization, and Database Tuning):

Chapter 19: Query Processing Algorithms

Chapter 20: Introduction to Query Optimization Techniques

Chapter 21: Physical Database Design and Database Tuning

Part 9 (Transaction Processing, Concurrency Control, and Recovery):

Chapter 22: Transaction Processing Concepts

Chapter 23: Concurrency Control Protocols

Chapter 24: Database Recovery Techniques

Part 10 (Additional Database Topics):

Chapter 25: Database Security

Chapter 26: Distributed Databases and Client Server Architectures

Part 11 (Advanced Database Models, Systems, and Applications):

Chapter 27: Enhanced Data Models for Advanced Applications

Chapter 28: Keyword-Based Search and Information Retrieval

Chapter 29: Streaming Data Systems and Sensor Data Collection

Chapter 30: Database Mining Concepts

Chapter 31: Overview of Data Warehousing and OLAP

Chapter 32: Emerging Database Technologies and Applications

  Appendix A - Alternative Diagrammatic Notations for ER Models

Appendix B - Parameters of Disks

Appendix C - Overview of QBE Language

Appendix D - Overview of the Hierarchical Data Model

Appendix E - Overview of the Network Data Model

Appendices D and E are available on the password-protected Companion Website. An access code for the Companion Website is included with each new textbook purchase of Fundamentals of Database Systems, 6/e

Product Details

Elmasri, Ramez
Addison Wesley Longman
Navathe, Shamkant B.
Navathe, Shamkant
Navathe, Shamkrant
Database Management - General
System Administration - Storage & Retrieval
Database management
Database design
Publication Date:
March 2010
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9 x 7.5 x 1.7 in 1696 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » General
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Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Software Management

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