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Database Systems: The Complete Book (2nd Edition) Hardcover – June 15, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0131873254 ISBN-10: 0131873253 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1248 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (June 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131873253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131873254
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.8 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hector Garcia-Molina is the L. Bosack and S. Lerner Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests include digital libraries, information integration, and database applications on the Internet. He was a recipient of the SIGMOD Innovations Award and a member of PITAC (President's Information-Technology Advisory Council). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Oracle Corp.

 

Jeffrey D. Ullman is the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Computer Science (emeritus) at Stanford University. He is the author or co-author of 16 books, including Elements of ML Programming (Prentice Hall 1998). His research interests include data mining, information integration, and electronic education. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Karl V. Karlstom Outstanding Educator Award, the SIGMOD Contributions and Edgar F. Codd Innovations Awards, and the Knuth Prize.

 

Jennifer Widom is Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests span many aspects of nontraditional data management. She is an ACM Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, she received the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations award in 2007 and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2000, and she has served on a variety of program committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards.

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Very comprehensive book.
Samuel C.
To be fair, I am not sure how this book reads to someone who is already familiar with databases, but as learning material it is absolutely terrible.
starbrook
There are some errors in the text in the few examples provided which was frustrating.
Bruce G Greenblatt

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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Williams on November 26, 2010
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This book has plenty of topics. It just covers them too lightly. I used this book for a graduate course in Database Systems as one of the primary texts and found it to be lacking a number of details. This is not my first database class and luckily I still had other texts from those previous classes. If not for that I'd have been toast. If you have to use this book, plan on buying/borrowing secondary references.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Anatoli Melechko on September 26, 2012
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This is not a review of this book content. I just would like to warn other potential buyers that Kindle edition is a single license. I got used to having all other books available across my computers, a tablet, a kindle and a iphone (very handy while waiting in car, doctors office etc.). Being spoiled this way this restriction feels like a significant nuisance. I wish there was some indication of this limitation in a product description.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Alan Tussey on November 25, 2011
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An excellent book on database systems, keyed for the beginner/novice. Some familiarity with databases and files is nice to have, but could be used as a first course book. The authors are all noted in their area, and the content is great...better than great, excellent. However, the overall presentation of the material -- the graphics and visuals -- are not nearly as well done as is possible (and standard) for today's top text books. More and better use of color, more case studies, and just in general better graphics/visuals would make this a much more effective (and fun) book. And that's the reason for the average rating...it's just average in its presentation and therefore its effectiveness as a text.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alex on February 5, 2013
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I used this book for a database class, and in spite of paying very little attention in the lectures, I got an A, primarily because this book is thorough and exactly dense enough: it doesn't drown you with detail but certainly makes you work to get concepts. This book taught me everything I know about databases, and several other people since then.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Thirteen on September 20, 2013
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I personally liked this book and could sit down and read it. My friends found it horrible to read and used it just for reference. If you are used to reading technical papers, scientific papers, or reading proofs you will enjoy it. It has a moderate amount of depth to it, but presents the material in an understandable way. I chose this book over the Introductory book because it had more information, and I plan to keep it after my class as a reference.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bruce G Greenblatt on December 5, 2013
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If you want to learn Relational Database Theory, try to locate a copy of David Maier's book, The Theory of Relational Databases. His explanations are perfect and perfectly simple. Dr. Widom seems to go to great lengths to avoid using Codd's original terminology, i.e. first normal form, second normal form, and third normal form. She also seems to go to great lengths to make it more complicated than it is. Why? Not all tables can be put in BCNF. Frankly, I never encountered a situation where I needed to. Third normal form is adequate for the majority of circumstances and is always achievable. Dr. Widom ignores first, second, and third normal forms and proceeds to a tedious algorithm for BCNF leaving most students scratching their heads. The material is disorganized and piecemeal and does not do justice to Codd's work. The relational algebra and sql sections are reasonable. Regarding the later chapters on programming languages for XML, you are better off buying books that are limited to these topics. There are some errors in the text in the few examples provided which was frustrating. To be fair, Dr. Widom's video lecture series is outstanding.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By starbrook on October 24, 2010
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This book was assigned for a class I am taking. It is poorly written. The algorithms are not explained clearly and have important details missing. To be fair, I am not sure how this book reads to someone who is already familiar with databases, but as learning material it is absolutely terrible. I do not recommend it at all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I. haque on March 15, 2013
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typical college textbook used to confuse rather than teach. The theory is quite complete, meaning the authors did not leave out any DB theory to date but lack of supporting examples and no solution to exercises wants to make you flush this book down the toilet for the ridiculous amounts of money you pay for it. Thank God for Google or I would fail!
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