Fundamentals of Database Systems, 7th edition

Published by Pearson (July 14, 2021) © 2016

  • Ramez Elmasri University of Texas at Arlington
  • Shamkant B. Navathe Georgia Institute of Technology

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ISBN-13: 9780137502523
Fundamentals of Database Systems
Published 2021

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Fundamentals of Database Systems introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for designing, using and implementing database systems and database applications. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of database modeling and design, the languages and models provided by the database management systems, and database system implementation techniques. The book is meant to be used as a textbook for a one- or two-semester course in database systems at the junior, senior, or graduate level, and as a reference book. The goal is to provide an in-depth and up-to-date presentation of the most important aspects of database systems and applications, and related technologies. It is assumed that readers are familiar with elementary programming and data-structuring concepts and that you have had some exposure to the basics of computer organization.

The 7th Edition has been updated to reflect recent concepts and technology, including 2 new chapters and more real-world problems.

Brief Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Databases

  • Chapter 1: Databases and Database Users
  • Chapter 2: Database Systems Concepts and Architecture

Part 2: Conceptual Data Modeling and Database Design

  • Chapter 3: Data Modeling Using the Entity Relationship (ER) Model
  • Chapter 4: The Enhanced Entity Relationship (EER) Model

Part 3: The Relational Data Model and SQL

  • Chapter 5: The Relational Data Model and Relational Database Constraints
  • Chapter 6: Basic SQL
  • Chapter 7: More SQL: Complex Queries, Triggers, Views, and Schema Modification
  • Chapter 8: The Relational Algebra and Relational Calculus
  • Chapter 9: Relational Database Design by ER- and EER-to-Relational Mapping

Part 4: Database Programming Techniques

  • Chapter 10: Introduction to SQL Programming Techniques
  • Chapter 11: Web Database Programming Using PHP

Part 5: Object, Object-Relational, and XML: Concepts, Models, Languages, and Standards

  • Chapter 12: Object and Object-Relational Databases
  • Chapter 13: XLM: Extensible Markup Language

Part 6: Database Design Theory and Normalization

  • Chapter 14: Basics of Functional Dependencies and Normalization for Relational Databases
  • Chapter 15: Relational Database Design Algorithms and Further Dependencies

Part 7: File Structures, Hashing, Indexing, and Physical Database Design

  • Chapter 16: Disc Storage, Basic File Structures, Hashing, and Modern Storage Architectures
  • Chapter 17: Indexing Structures for Files and Physical Database Design

Part 8: Query Processing and Optimization

  • Chapter 18: Strategies for Query Processing
  • Chapter 19: Query Optimization

Part 9: Transaction Processing, Concurrency Control, and Recovering

  • Chapter 20: Introduction to Transaction Processing Concepts and Theory
  • Chapter 21: Concurrency Control Techniques
  • Chapter 22: Database Recovery Techniques

Part 10: Distributed Databases, NOSQL Systems, Cloud Computing, and Big Data

  • Chapter 23: Distributed Database Concepts
  • Chapter 24: NOSQL Databases and Big Data Storage Systems
  • Chapter 25: Big Data Technologies Based on MapReduce and Hadoop

Part 11: Advanced Database Models, Systems, and Applications

  • Chapter 26: Enhanced Data Models: Introduction to Active, Temporal, Spatial, Multimedia, and Deductive Databases
  • Chapter 27: Introduction to Information Retrieval and Web Search
  • Chapter 28: Data Mining Concepts
  • Chapter 29: Overview of Data Warehousing and OLAP

Part 12: Additional Database Topics: Security

  • Chapter 30: Database Security

Appendix A: Alternative Diagrammatic Notations for ER Models

Appendix B: Parameters of Disks

Appendix C: Overview of the QBE Language

Appendix D: Overview of the Hierarchical Data Model

Appendix E: Overview of the Network Data Model

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