Database Systems: An Application Oriented Approach, Compete Version
Designed for students learning databases for the first time, Database Systems: An Application Oriented Approach, Complete Version, Second Edition presents the principles underlying the design and implementation of databases and database applications. The second edition of the Complete Version is designed for use in either a one semester introductory database course, or a longer sequence covering advanced material on databases or transaction processing. Chapters 1-12 cover the core material for an introductory course. Chapters 13-26 cover advanced database topics such as Object Databases, Security, XML and Data Mining. A new chapter 25 covers Web Services topics. A practical case study is integrated throughout giving students an opportunity to work with a rich database application and implement technical concepts such as database design, query processing and, transaction processing.
The author's have also written a introductory version of this text that is shorter, less expensive and intended for a first semester database course. It contains 12 core chapters plus additional chapters on transaction processing, software engineering issues, object-oriented databases and XML and Web Data. For more information on this title visit: http://aw-bc.com/info/kifer