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Fundamentals of Database Systems

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This is a revision of the market leading book for providing the fundamental concepts of database management systems. - Clear explaination of theory and design topics- Broad coverage of models and real systems- Excellent examples with up-to-date introduction to modern technologies- Revised to include more SQL, more UML, and XML and the Internet

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts
Databases and Database Users
An Example
Characteristics of the Database Approach
Actors on the Scene
Workers Behind the Scene
Advantages of Using a DBMS
Implications of the Database Approach
When Not to Use a DBMS
Database System Concepts and Architecture
Data Models, Schemas, and Instances
DBMS Architecture and Data Independence
Database Languages and Interfaces
The Database System Environment
Classification of Database Management Systems
Data Modeling Using the Entity-Relationship Model
Using High-Level Conceptual Data Models for Database Design
An Example Database Application
Entity Types, Entity Sets, Attributes, and Keys
Relationships, Relationship Types, Roles, and Structural Constraints
Weak Entity Types
Refining the ER Design for the COMPANY Database
ER Diagrams, Naming Conventions, and Design Issues
Enhanced Entity-Relationship Modeling and Object Modeling
Subclasses, Superclasses, and Inheritance
Specialization and Generalization
Constraints and Characteristics of Specialization and Generalization
Modeling of UNION Types Using Categories
An Example UNIVERSITY EER Schema and Formal Definitions for the EER Model
Conceptual Object Modeling Using UML Class Diagrams
Relationship Types of Degree Higher Than Two
Data Abstraction and Knowledge Representation Concepts
Record Storage and Primary File Organizations
Secondary Storage Devices
Parallelizing Disk Access Using RAID Technology
Buffering of Blocks
Placing File Records on Disk
Operations on Files
Files of Unordered Records (Heap Files)
Files of Ordered Records (Sorted Files)
Hashing Techniques
Other Primary File Organizations
Index Structures for Files
Types of Single-Level Ordered Indexes
Multilevel Indexes
Dynamic Multilevel Indexes Using B-Trees and B+Trees
Indexes on Multiple Keys
Other Types of Indexes
Relational Model, Languages, and Systems
The Relational Data Model, Constraints, and Relational Algebra
Relational Model Concepts
Relational Model Constraints and Relational Database Schemas
Update Operations on Relations and Dealing with Constraint Violations
Basic Relational Algebra Operations
Additional Relational Operations
Examples of Queries in the Relational Algebra
SQL-The Relational Database Standard
Data Definition, Constraints, and Schema Changes in SQL2
Basic Queries in SQL
More Complex SQL Queries
Insert, Delete, and Update Statements in SQL
Views (Virtual Tables) in SQL
Specifying General Constraints as Assertions
Additional Features of SQL
ER- and EER-to-Relational Mapping, and Other Relational Languages
Relational Database Design Using ER-to-Relational Mapping
Mapping EER Model Concepts to Relations
The Tuple Relational Calculus
The Domain Relational Calculus
Overview of the QBE Language
Examples of Relational Database Management Systems: Oracle and Microsoft Access
Relational Database Management Systems: A Historical Perspective
The Basic Structure of the Oracle System
Database Structure and Its Manipulation in Oracle
Storage Organization in Oracle
Programming Oracle Applications
Oracle Tools
An Overview of Microsoft Access
Features and Functionality of Access
Object-Oriented and Extended Relational Database Technology
Concepts for Object-Oriented Databases
Overview of Object-Oriented Concepts
Object Identity, Object Structure, and Type Constructors
Encapsulation of Operations, Methods, and Persistence
Type Hierarchies and Inheritance
Complex Objects
Other Object-Oriented Concepts
Object Database Languages, Standards, Languages, and Design
Overview of the Object Model of ODMG
The Object Definition Language
The Object Query Language
Overview of the C Language Binding
Object Database Conceptual Design
Example of ODBMSs
Overview of the CORBA Standard for Distributed Objects
Overview of the O2 System
Overview of the ObjectStore System
Object Relational and Extended Relational Databases
Evolution and Current Trends of Database Technology
The Informix Universal Server
Object-Relational Features of Oracle 8
An Overview of SQL3
Implementation and Related Issues for Extended Type Systems
The Nested Relational Data Model
Database Design, Theory, and Methodology
Functional Dependencies and Normalization for Relational Databases
Informal Design Guidelines for Relation Schemas
Functional Dependencies
Normal Forms Based on Primary Keys
General Definitions of Second and Third Normal Forms
Boyce-Codd Normal Form
Relational Database Design Algorithms and Further Dependencies
Algorithms for Relational Database Schema Design
Multivalued Dependencies and Fourth Normal Form
Join Dependencies and Fifth Normal Form
Inclusion Dependencies
Other Dependencies and Normal Forms
Practice of Database Design and Tuning
The Role of Information Systems in Organizations
The Database Design Process
Physical Database Design and its Tuning in Relational Databases
An Overview of Database Tuning in Relational Systems
Automated Design Tools
System Implementation Techniques
Database System Architecture and the System Catalog
System Architectures for DBMSs
Catalogs for Relational DBMSs
System Catalog Information in ORACLE
Other Catalog Information Accessed by DBMS Software Modules
Data Dictionary and Data Repository Systems
Query Processing and Optimization
Translating SQL Queries into Relational Algebra
Basic Algorithms for Executing Query Operations
Using Heuristics in Query Optimization
Using Selectivity and Cost Estimates in Query Optimization
Overview of Query Optimization in ORACLE
Semantic Query Optimization
Transaction Processing Concepts
Introduction to Transaction Processing
Transaction and System Concepts
Desirable Properties of Transactions
Schedules and Recoverability
Serializability of Schedules
Transaction Support in SQL
Concurrency Control Techniques
Locking Techniques for Concurrency Control
Concurrency Control Based on Timestamp Ordering
Multiversion Concurrency Control Techniques
Validation (Optimistic) Concurrency Control Techniques
Granularity of Data Items and Multiple Granularity Locking
Using Locks for Concurrency Control in Indexes
Some Other Concurrency Control Issues
Database Recovery Techniques
Recovery Concepts
Recovery Techniques Based on Deferred Update
Recovery Techniques Based on Immediate Update
Shadow Paging
The ARIES Recovery Algorithm
Recovery in Multidatabase Systems
Database Backup and Recovery from Catastrophic Failure
Database Security and Authorization
Introduction to Database Security Issues
Discretionary Access Control Based on Granting/Revoking of Privileges
Mandatory Access Control for Multilevel Security
Introduction to Statistical Database Security
Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications
Enhanced Data Models for Advanced Applications
Active Database Concepts
Temporal Database Concepts
Spatial and Multimedia Databases
Distributed Databases and Client-Server Architecture
Distributed Database Concepts
Data Fragmentation, Replication, and Allocation Techniques for Distributed Database Design
Types of Distributed Database Systems
Query Processing in Distributed Databases
Overview of Concurrency Control and Recovery in Distributed Databases
An Overview of Client-Server Architecture and Its Relationship to Distributed Databases
Distributed Databases in Oracle
Future Prospects of Client-Server Technology
Deductive Databases
Introduction to Deductive Databases
Prolog/Datalog Notation
Interpretation of Rules
Basic Inference Mechanisms for Logic Programs
Datalog Programs and Their Evaluation
Deductive Database Systems
Deductive Object-Oriented Databases
Applications of Commercial Deductive Database Systems
Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Data Warehousing
Data Mining
Emerging Database Technologies and Applications
Databases on the World Wide Web
Multimedia Databases
Mobile Databases
Geographic Information Systems
Genome Database Management
Digital Libraries
Alternative Diagrammatic Notations
Parameters of Disks
An Overview of the Network Data Method
An Overview of the Hierarchical Data Model
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