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ISBN-13: 978-0471262978 ISBN-10: 0471262978 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471262978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471262978
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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GET ALL YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW!

What does database management have to do with ducks? A lot more than you might think. Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest wetlands conservation organization, relies on a major relational database application to manage both the operational and financial aspects of its wetlands conservation projects.

This is just one of the many exciting, real-world examples of database management you’ll find in Mark Gillenson’s FUNDAMENTAL OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. Offering a highly focused and applied approach, this new text will help you master the fundamentals of database management, so you can immediately apply what you’ve learned to real business situations.

Features

  • This compact, practical introduction emphasizes fundamental database concepts and presents them in a clear, easy-to-understand way.
  • Coverage starts with basic concepts of data, and then proceeds in a step-by-step manner to present all of the major aspects of database management.
  • A complete chapter covers data retrieval with SQL, which is applicable to Oracle, Microsoft Access, and all other relational database management systems.
  • Every chapter starts with a short story, complete with a photo, of how real company use database for a real application. Throughout, the text makes heavy use of examples, including four major examples that are repeatedly used to drive home key concepts.

About the Author

Dr. Mark L. Gillenson has been practicing, researching, teaching, writing, and, most importantly, thinking, about data and database management for over twentyfive years, split between working for the IBM Corporation and being a professor in the academic world. While working for IBM, he designed databases for IBM’s corporate headquarters, consulted on database issues for some of IBM’s largest customers, taught database management at the prestigious IBM Systems Research Institute in New York, and conducted database seminars throughout the United States and on four continents. In one such seminar, he taught introduction to database to an IBM development group that went on to develop one of IBM’s first relational database management system products, SQL/DS.

Dr. Gillenson conducted some of the earliest studies on data and database administration and has written extensively about the subject as well as about database design. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Database Management, with which he has been associated since its inception. This is his third book on database management, all published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has also written Strategic Planing, Systems Analysis, and Database Design (1984) with Robert Goldberg and Database Step-by-Step (1985, 1990). Dr. Gillenson is currently a professor of MIS in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics of The University of Memphis. His degrees are from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Ohio State University. Oh, and speaking of interesting kinds of data, as a graduate student Dr. Gillenson invented the world’s first computerized facial compositor and codeveloped an early computer graphics system that, among other things, was used to produce some of the special effects in the first Star Wars movie.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Chang on May 31, 2010
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This is an awful book to study. The author did not bother to provide clear definition of the terminology nor symbols used in the book beforehand. Instead, he tried to introduce ideas through verbose illustration of some examples which were often confusing. Furthermore, the index at the end of book is rather useless as it failed to list many key concepts and notations (especially for the Entity-Relationship Diagram). The tbook by Michael Mannino is a much better text for the subject.
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By sherry m davis on December 29, 2014
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sonya on June 11, 2010
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I received this book in a timely manner before my enrolled class began. I will order from you again.
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