Relational Database Design and Implementation

Relational Database Design and Implementation

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3rd Edition - July 10, 2009

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  • Authors: Jan Harrington, Jan Harrington
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080885018

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Fully revised, updated, and expanded, Relational Database Design and Implementation, Third Edition is the most lucid and effective introduction to the subject available for IT/IS professionals interested in honing their skills in database design, implementation, and administration. This book provides the conceptual and practical information necessary to develop a design and management scheme that ensures data accuracy and user satisfaction while optimizing performance, regardless of experience level or choice of DBMS.The book begins by reviewing basic concepts of databases and database design, then briefly reviews the SQL one would use to create databases. Topics such as the relational data model, normalization, data entities and Codd's Rules (and why they are important) are covered clearly and concisely but without resorting to "Dummies"-style talking down to the reader.Supporting the book's step-by-step instruction are three NEW case studies illustrating database planning, analysis, design, and management practices. In addition to these real-world examples, which include object-relational design techniques, an entirely NEW section consisting of three chapters is devoted to database implementation and management issues.

Key Features

* Principles needed to understand the basis of good relational database design and implementation practices.
* Examples to illustrate core concepts for enhanced comprehension and to put the book's practical instruction to work.
* Methods for tailoring DB design to the environment in which the database will run and the uses to which it will be put.
* Design approaches that ensure data accuracy and consistency.
* Examples of how design can inhibit or boost database application performance.
* Object-relational design techniques, benefits, and examples.
* Instructions on how to choose and use a normalization technique.
* Guidelines for understanding and applying Codd's rules.
* Tools to implement a relational design using SQL.
* Techniques for using CASE tools for database design.

Readership

IT/IS professionals interested in becoming database designers or administrators (i.e., the budding database developer in a large enterprise). This book also targets students in courses on data management or database management at the undergrad level in IT programs.

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Introduction
    Chapter 1: The Database Environment
    Chapter 2: Systems Analysis and Database Requirements
    Part Two: Database Design Theory
    Chapter 3: Why Good Design Matters
    Chapter 4: Entities and Relationships
    Chapter 5: The Relational Data Model
    Chapter 6: Normalization
    Chapter 7: Database Structure and Performance Tuning
    Chapter 8: Codd’s Rules for Relational Database Design
    Part Three: Relational Design Practice
    Chapter 9: Using SQL to Implement a Relational Design
    Chapter 10: Using CASE Tools for Database Design
    Chapter 11: Database Design Case Study #1:Database Design Case Study #1: Mighty-Mite Motors
    Chapter 12: Database Design Case Study #2: East Coast Aquarium
    Chapter 13: Database Design Case Study #3: SmartMart
    Part Four: Database Implementation Issues
    Chapter 14: Concurrency Control
    Chapter 15: Database Security
    Chapter 16: Data Warehousing
    Chapter 17: Data Quality
    Chapter 18: XML
    Appendix A: Historical Antecedents

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2009
  • Published: July 10, 2009
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080885018

About the Authors

Jan Harrington

Jan L. Harrington, author of more than 35 books on a variety of technical subjects, has been writing about databases since 1984. She retired in 2013 from her position as professor and chair of the Department of Computing Technology at Marist College, where she taught database design and management, data communications, computer architecture, and the impact of technology on society for 25 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science, Marist College, Hyde Park, NY, USA

Jan Harrington

Jan L. Harrington, author of more than 35 books on a variety of technical subjects, has been writing about databases since 1984. She retired in 2013 from her position as professor and chair of the Department of Computing Technology at Marist College, where she taught database design and management, data communications, computer architecture, and the impact of technology on society for 25 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science, Marist College, Hyde Park, NY, USA

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