Data Analysis for Database Design

Data Analysis for Database Design

3rd Edition - May 31, 2001

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  • Author: David Howe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080503608

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Data analysis for database design is a subject of great practical value to systems analysts and designers. This classic text has been updated to include chapters on distributed database systems, query optimisation and object-orientation.The SQL content now includes features of SQL92 and SQL 99. With new databases coming online all the time and the general expansion of the information age, it is increasingly important to ensure that the analysis and model of a database design is accurate and robust. This is an ideal book for helping you to ensure that your database is well designed and therefore user friendly.

Key Features

  • Increased material on SQL including the latest developments
  • Practical approach to explaining techniques and concepts
  • Contains many questions and answer pointers


Undergraduate and HND/HNC students of computer studies, information technology and information systems

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Databases and database management systems: Database systems
    Database management system architecture

    Part 2: Relational modelling: Tables
    Redundant vs duplicated data
    Repeating groups
    Determinants and identifiers
    Fully-normalised tables

    Part 3: Entity-relationaship modelling
    Introduction to entity-relationship modelling
    Properties of relationships
    Decomposition of many:many relationships
    Connection traps
    Skeleton entity-relationship models
    Attribute assignment
    First-level design
    Second level design

    Part 4: Further topics
    Distributed database systems
    Relational algebra
    Query optimnisation
    The SQL language
    Object orientation
    Appendix: The Codasyl (network) model

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2001
  • Published: May 31, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080503608

About the Author

David Howe

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, formerly at Department of Computing, de Montfort University, UK

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