Relational Databases

Relational Databases

State of the Art Report 14:5

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Editor: D A Bell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152912

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Relational Databases explores the major advances in relational databases and provides a balanced analysis of the state of the art in relational databases. Topics covered include capture and analysis of data placement requirements; distributed relational database systems; data dependency manipulation in database schemata; and relational database support for computer graphics and computer aided design. This book is divided into three sections and begins with an overview of the theory and practice of distributed systems, using the example of INGRES from Relational Technology as illustration. The following chapters focus on whether relational and relational-like systems actually meet business needs; IBM's Structured Query Language/Data System (SQL/DS); tools for database design and programming; and Secondary Access Methods and the problem of secondary index selection. A number of quantitative models for assessing the performance of physical databases are also described. This text concludes by assessing some of the most conspicuous trends in relational database research and development. This monograph will be of interest to database designers.

Table of Contents

  • Editor's Foreword

    Publisher's Note

    Invited Papers

    1 INGRES/Distributed Database - Meeting Business Needs

    2 Relational is Not Enough

    3 Capture and Analysis of Data Placement Requirements

    4 The IBM SQL/DS System

    5 Tools for Database and Programming - A New Perspective

    6 New Frontiers in Relational Languages

    7 Distributed Relational Database Systems

    8 Secondary Access Methods

    9 ADR/DATACOM/DB - The High-performance Relational Database Management System

    10 Intelligent Knowledge-based Systems and Relational Databases

    11 IBM Database 2

    12 Quantitative Analysis of Physical Database Performance

    13 Data Dependency Manipulation in Database Schemata

    14 The VDN/RDS/REFLEX Relational Database System

    15 Relational Database Support for Graphics and CAD

    16 Integrating Heterogeneous Databases

    17 Modular Database Design Tools

    Invited Paper references


    1 Relational Databases in Context

    2 Relational Database Theory - Its Direction, Scope and Value

    3 Design Methods and Tools

    4 Relational Database Performance

    5 Relational Database Management Systems

    6 Implementation and Integration with Other Database Systems

    7 The Future

    Analysis References


    An Annotated Bibliography of Relational Databases


    Subject and Contributor Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152912

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D A Bell

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