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Fundamentals of Database Systems, 7th edition

  • Ramez Elmasri
  • Shamkant B. Navathe

Published by Pearson (June 8th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

7th edition

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For database systems courses in Computer Science


This book introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for designing, using, and implementing database systems and database applications. Our presentation stresses 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 they have had some exposure to the basics of computer organization.

Table of 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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