Relational Databases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080340944, 9781483152912

Relational Databases

1st Edition

State of the Art Report 14:5

Editors: D A Bell
eBook ISBN: 9781483152912
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1986
Page Count: 480
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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 Analysis 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 Bibliography An Annotated Bibliography of Relational Databases Index Subject and Contributor Index


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