Database Management Systems

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McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Computers - 1065 pages
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Database Management Systems provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of database systems. Coherent explanations and practical examples have made this one of the leading texts in the field. The third edition continues in this tradition, enhancing it with more practical material.

The new edition has been reorganized to allow more flexibility in the way the course is taught. Now, instructors can easily choose whether they would like to teach a course which emphasizes database application development or a course that emphasizes database systems issues. New overview chapters at the beginning of parts make it possible to skip other chapters in the part if you don't want the detail.

More applications and examples have been added throughout the book, including SQL and Oracle examples. The applied flavor is further enhanced by the two new database applications chapters.

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Beautiful book.It has everything for a beginner like me.

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Ramakrishnan is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a founder and CTO of QUIO. He is a Fellow of the ACM.

Minos Garofalakis is a Member of Technical Staff at the Internet Management Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. He received his BSc in 1992 from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept. of the University of Patras (UOPCEID). He also spent the following year at UOPCEID as a post-graduate fellow. In the Fall of 1993, he joined the graduate program in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his MSc (1994) and PhD (1998). He joined Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, in September 1998.

Minos' current research interests lie in the areas of data streaming, approximate query processing, data mining, network management, and XML databases. His writings have appeared in a number of ACM and IEEE conferences and journals, and he has presented tutorials on data streaming and approximate query processing in the leading international database and data-mining conferences. He is a member of ACM and IEEE, and has served as a program committee member for several conferences in the database area, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ACM SIGKDD, and IEEE ICDE.

Johannes Gehrke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. He joined Cornell after completing his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999.

Johannes' research lies in the areas of data mining, database systems, and ubiquitous computing. The recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Award, an IBM Faculty Award, and the Cornell College of Engineering James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, Johannes is the author of numerous publications on data mining and database systems. Johannes isthe co-author of the textbook Database Management Systems'' (current in its third edition), published by McGrawHill in 2002, which is used at universities all over the world. Johannes has given tutorials on data mining and data stream processing at several international conferences and on Wall Street, and he has participated in federal data mining activities organized by the National Academies and the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the President of the United States.

Rajeev Rastogi is the Director of the Internet Management Research Department at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. He received the BTech degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1988, and the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He joined Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, in 1993 and became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) in 1998.

Rajeev Rastogi is active in the field of databases and has served as a program committee member for several conferences in the area. He currently serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. His writings have appeared in a number of ACM and IEEE publications and other professional conferences and journals. His research interests include database systems, network management, storage systems and knowledge discovery. His most recent research has focused on the areas of network topology discovery, monitoring, configuration and provisioning, data mining, and high-performance transaction systems.

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