An Introduction to Database Systems – C. J. Date – 8th Edition

Description

Continuing in the eighth edition, An Introduction to Systems provides a comprehensive introduction to the now very large field of systems by providing a solid grounding in the foundations of technology while shedding some light on how the field is likely to develop in the future.

This new edition has been rewritten and expanded to stay current with database trends:

Table of Content

I. PRELIMINARIES.
1. An Overview of Database Management.
2. Database System Architecture.
3. An Introduction to Relational Databases.
4. An Introduction to SQL.

II. THE RELATIONAL MODEL.
5. Types.
6. Relations.
7. Relational Algebra.
8. Relational Calculus.
9. Integrity.
10. Views.

III. DATABASE DESIGN.
11. Functional Dependencies.
12. Further Normalization I: 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF.
13. Further Normalization II: Higher Normal Forms.
14. Semantic Modeling.

IV. TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT.
15. Recovery.
16. Concurrency.

V. FURTHER TOPICS.
17. Security.
18. Optimization.
19. Missing Information.
20. Type Inheritance.
21. Distributed Databases.
22. Decision Support.
23. Temporal Databases.
24. Logic-Based Databases.

VI. OBJECTS, RELATIONS, AND XML.
25. Object Databases.
26. Object / Relational Databases.
27. The World Wide Web and XML.