DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, NINTH EDITION, a market-leader for database texts, gives readers a solid foundation in practical database design and implementation. The book provides in-depth coverage of database design, demonstrating that the key to successful database implementation is in proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. -Updated coverage of data models. -Improved coverage of normalization with a data modeling checklist. -Enhanced coverage of of database design and life cycle. -New review questions, problem sets, and cases throughout the book. With a strong hands-on component that includes real-world examples and exercises, this book will help students develop database design skills that have valuable and meaningful application in the real world.