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Database: Principles, Programming, and Performance, Second Edition (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"The chapter on object-relational database should be a great selling point for the book. No one else has the coverage on object relational that this chapter has; for example, the other new texts emphasize the purely object model. I think that the approach here is much more practical."

--Betty Salzberg, Northeastern University

"The coverage of this book is wonderful, especially the cutting-edge of object-relational systems . . . [and] this is the only text I have seen that is not by Jeffrey Ullman that treats the theoretical material appropriately. The chapter on dependencies and relational design is excellent. Examples abound, the explanations are crisp and clear, and the appropriate concepts are discussed. I cannot wait to use it."

--Bill Grosky, Wayne State University

"This book makes an excellent text for anyone just approaching database systems. It's both an accessible refresher for those of us who have not been paying careful attention to developments in this area and a useful reference for designers and implementers who need just-in-time education."

--Jim Gray, Microsoft Research

"This book is excellent!"

--Mike Hartstein, Oracle Corporation, Senior Director of Oracle8i Product Management

This second edition relies on the same successful approach that distinguished the first: it covers the principles of database theory with unmatched thoroughness, and it rigorously links theory to the real world of database programming and administration. A careful discussion of SQL standards and a multitude of examples drawn from actual databases-Oracle, DB2, and Informix-complements the authors' concept-oriented instruction, allowing you to develop product-specific understanding and to learn the important differences between the SQL dialects that will enable you to write portable applications.

New Features

  • Focuses extensively on the object-relational model that is rapidly gaining acceptance and revolutionizing the database industry. Collection types and UDF's are thoroughly covered.

  • Introduces new relational features of SQL taken from the latest versions of today's most popular database products, Oracle, DB2, and Informix.

  • Offers thorough coverage of the SQL-99 standard, including additions designed to help you take full advantage of the object-relational model.

  • Provides expanded programming examples intended to improve your understanding of transaction processing and error handling.

  • Explains clearly the principles of logical database design, including those relating to the E-R model and normalization, with a number of new illustrations and examples.

  • Presents the latest indexing and query processing techniques, such as bitmap indexing, and shows how to use them to achieve significant performance improvements.

Synopsis:

A complete and practical introduction to database management systems for anyone who is, or wishes to become, a database administrator, application programmer, or sophisticated SQL user. Patrick O'Neil's pragmatic approach to programming and performance within commercial settings teaches you to create bug-free applications with the most efficient use of resources.

Synopsis:

ry processing techniques, such as bitmap indexing, and shows how to use them to achieve significant performance improvements.

About the Author

Patrick O'Neil is a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is responsible for a number of important research results in transactional performance and disk access algorithms, and he holds patents for his work in these and other database areas. Author of "The Set Query Benchmark" (in The Benchmark Handbook for Database and Transaction Processing Systems, also from Morgan Kaufmann) and an area editor for Information Systems, O'Neil is also an active industry consultant who has worked with a number of prominent companies, including Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Praxis, Price Waterhouse, and Policy Management Systems Corporation.

Elizabeth O'Neil is also a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She serves as a consultant to Sybase IQ in Concord, Massachusetts, and has worked with a number of other corporations, including Microsoft and Bolt, Beranek, and Newman. From 1980 to 1998 she implemented and managed new hardware and software labs in the Computer Science Department of the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Table of Contents

ry Processing

Chapter 10 Update Transactions

Chapter 11 Parallel and Distributed Databases

Appendix A Introductory Tutorial

Appendix B Programming Details

Appendix C SQL Statement Syntax

Appendix D Set Query Counts

Solutions to Selected Exercises

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558604384
Foreword:
Gray, Jim
Author:
Gray, Jim
Author:
O'Neil, Patrick
Author:
O'Neil, O'Neil, Patrick, Elizabeth
Author:
O'Neil, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Database management
Subject:
Information Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
System Administration - Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
Database design
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
870
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.375 in

Related Subjects

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Database: Principles, Programming, and Performance, Second Edition (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
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