Education and research in the field of database technology can prove problematic without the proper resources and tools on the most relevant issues, trends, and advancements.
Selected Readings on Database Technologies and Applications supplements course instruction and student research with quality chapters focused on key issues concerning the development, design, and analysis of databases. Containing over 30 chapters from authors across the globe, these selected readings in areas such as data warehousing, information retrieval, and knowledge discovery depict the most relevant and important areas of classroom discussion within the categories of Fundamental Concepts and Theories; Development and Design Methodologies; Tools and Technologies; Application and Utilization; Critical Issues; and Emerging Trends.
About the Author
Terry Halpin, BSc, DipEd, BA, MLitStud, PhD, is Technical Lead in Database Design, Enterprise Framework and Tools Unit, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, USA. After a lengthy career as an academic in computer science, which he combined with industrial work on database modeling, he moved to industry full time. His recent positions include head of database research at Asymetrix Corporation, research director of InfoModelers Inc. and director of Database Strategy at Visio Corporation, which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation. His research focuses on conceptual modeling and conceptual query technology for information systems, using a business rules approach. His doctoral thesis provided the first full formalization of Object-Role Modeling (ORM/NIAM), and his publications include four books and more than 90 technical papers. His latest book, Information Modeling and Relational Databases, was published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2001.