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Concepts of Database Management 7th Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
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ISBN-10: 1111825912
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1. Introduction to Database Management. 2. The Relational Model 1: Introduction, QBE, and Relational Algebra. 3. The Relational Model 2: SQL. 4. The Relational Model 3: Advanced Topics. 5. Database Design 1: Normalization. 6. Database Design 2: Design Method. 7. DBMS Functions. 8. Database Administration. 9. Database Management Approaches. Appendix A: Comprehensive Design Example: Marvel College. Appendix B: SQL Reference. Appendix C: "How Do I" Reference. Appendix D: Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions. Appendix E: Using Access to Create and Publish a Web Database. Appendix F: Determining Information-Level Requirements.

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Updated and new exercises in each chapter and a new case study reinforce the concepts. New appendices describe the purpose and syntax of the major SQL commands used in the book. A concise approach to database management that covers fundamental material in nine chapters and several appendices. A comprehensive discussion of database design includes normalization, E-R diagrams, numerous database design examples, and trade-off discussions. Extensive coverage of SQL with design examples to illustrate key concepts. Advanced topics such as concurrency issues, distributed databases, and data warehouses are included. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology; 7 edition (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111825912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111825911
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have used this book for the past 3 years in an undergraduate database design course. The book addresses the major issues associated with database design without obscuring topics with a lot of the underlying math/relational algebra details. The book serves well as a backdrop for the course material. Its use of MS Access for examples works well for the typical database designer/user. 'Hardcore' database students/professors/developers would probably want a more detailed treatment of the subject.
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If you need a book for certification, this isn't it....it is so much more than that.

This was the consensus choice of the faculty for the database foundations class when I taught information systems at university.

Of late, when I interview entry level database developers, I can tell whether or not they used this book or a recent version when they started to study database design. If they did not, they lack a comprehensive knowledge of the field. Those with the various certifications know enough about their specific application, but frequently, they can't figure out problems that haven't been covered by the certification training. Their conceptual knowledge rarely expands beyond their chosen application.

If you want a solid conceptual foundation of database design...this is your book.
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I used this book as a text for my Database Systems course. It's well written in plain English and easy to understand as opposed to many of the textbooks that I've used thus far. It uses easy to grasp examples, and helped me to understand concepts that were previously elusive to me from when I first tried to learn database as an undergrad student. A great book for someone trying to understand the fundamentals of database operation.
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The book is fairly decent and to the point about management of databases, but the Kindle version of this book has such impossible to read low-res images of the database tables that it can get infuriatingly frustrating at times.
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This is an excellent book so far. I taught myself by reading it and the book
was very readable. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get familiar
with database systems. I think it is a top notch book even for a beginner because I get A+ as a final grade for my course Database Systems.
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Not a book that will "make learning fun" but it's a thorough introduction to terminology and concepts with lots of examples of MS Access Queries, SQL statements, design normalization, and more advanced topics. Charts, charts, charts on nearly every page, useful stuff but still, kinda boring.
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This product is great for beginners or people who have experience in Access. The explanation for how to do certain things is excellent.
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Digital books are super handy, but maybe not for this textbook. The real book isn't very big, but this one has page numbers in the thousands (muliple "pages" per page), which made it difficult to track where you were, especially when real page numbers are referenced in class. Also, the textbook doesn't really give good descriptions on how to do things - you have to depend on the graphics, which were also not very good. I tried expanding them, which would have been an awesome feature had the graphics been higher quality, but the graphics were of such poor quality that expanding them just made them blurry. That's a big disadvantage. I don't mind some digital textbooks, but this is definitely is not one of them. Should have bought the real thing.
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