A course in database management has become well established as a required
course in both undergraduate and graduate management information systems degree
programs. This is as it should be, considering the central position of the database
field in the information systems environment. Indeed, a solid understanding of the
fundamentals of database management is crucial for success in the information
systems field. An IS professional should be able to talk to the users in a business
setting, ask the right questions about the nature of their entities, their attributes, and
the relationships among them, and quickly decide whether their existing data and
database designs are properly structured or not. An IS professional should be able
to design new databases with confidence that they will serve their owners and users
well. An IS professional should be able to guide a company in the best use of the
various database-related technologies.
Gillenson's new edition of Fundamentals of Database Management Systems provides concise coverage of the fundamental topics necessary for a deep understanding of the basics. In this issue, there is more emphasis on a practical approach, with new "your turn" boxes and much more coverage in a separate supplement on how to implement databases with Access.
In every chapter, the author covers concepts first, then show how they're implemented in continuing case(s.) "Your Turn" boxes appear several times throughout the chapter to apply concepts to projects. And "Concepts in Action" boxes contain examples of concepts used in practice. This pedagogy is easily demonstrable and the text also includes more hands-on exercises and projects and a standard diagramming style for the data modeling diagrams. Furthermore, revised and updated content and organization includes more coverage on database control issues, earlier coverage of SQL, and new coverage on data quality issues.
Fundamentals of Database Systems (4th Edition) This book introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for designing, using, and implementing database systems and applications. Our presentations stresses the fundamentals of database modeling and design, the languages and facilities provided by the database management systems, and system implementation techniques. The book is meant to be used as... Foundations of Databases: The Logical Level
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First Course in Database Systems, A (3rd Edition)
At Stanford, we are on the quarter system, and as a result, our introductory database instruction is divided into two courses. The first, CS145, is designed for students who will use database systems but, not necessarily take a job im plementing a DBMS. It is a prerequisite for CS245, which is the introduction...
Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide (3rd Edition)
Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project...
Databases DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition
Learning DATABASE fundamentals just got a whole lot EASIER!
Now you can design, build, and manage a fully functional database with ease. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies and techniques, Databases Demystified, Second Edition gives you the hands-on help you need to get started.
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