Publisher: Addison-Wesley, 1986, 639 pages
The fourth edition of this bestselling text is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of database technology currently available. The database field has changed dramatically since the third edition was published. In particular, the relational approach has become much more widely accepted, not only in academic circles but also in the marketplace, as can be seen from the great number of relational products now available. The fourth edition of this book has therefore been completely rewritten, and indeed restructured, to reflect these changes. However, its overall objectives is still the same — namely to provide the basis for a solid education in the fundamentals of database technology.
The book is divided into six parts: basic concepts, a sample relational system, relational database management, the database environment, nonrelational systems, and some current developments. Important changes since the previous edition include:
Readers will gain a general working knowledge of the overall structure, concepts, and objectives of modern database systems, and will become familiar with the theoretical principles underlying the construction of such systems.
This one is a must read, together with Volume II.
Admittedly, extremely boring…
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