Understanding Database Management Systems (Mcgraw-Hill Series on Data Warehousing and Data Management)

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9780070499997: Understanding Database Management Systems (Mcgraw-Hill Series on Data Warehousing and Data Management)

This practical guide offers a detailed examination of database architectures, including relational, pre-relational, distributed and object-oriented designs. It discusses the fine points of each architecture. and explores the specific configurations of current database products offered on UNIX, mainframe, and PC platforms. It also covers all the latest technology: OLAP, ROLAP and SMP/NUMA. The book outlines a methodology for the systematic appraisal of database products using a commonly definable set of profiles covering: architecture, programming issues, data storage techniques, administration utilities and distributed capabilities. Using this approach, readers should have a complete set of benchmarks for choosing the optimum system to meet their unique needs. Rob Mattison is the author of "Data Warehousing".

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Pick the right database to support multimedia, Web commerce, object handling, data mining, and more in your Internet-enabled database applications! The Internet phenomenon has transformed database management systems and put them at the forefront of the worldwide drive toward electronic commerce. Now database managers must deliver powerful and flexible database that-at once-support complex data types such as audio, video, text, and graphics... are integratd into Internet-enable database applications... can securely conduct online sales transactions over the Internet... and provide the data management required for monitoring an ongoing sales effort. This book is the acknowledge, authoritative guide to databses in all of their forms-PC, UNIX, and mainframe-a comprehensive reference on current database technology, architectures, and products that should find a place on every IS professional's bookshelf. Now in it's second edition, it has been completely updated to include in-depth coverage of every major Internet spawned database management development-from using Java and Visual basic for database access to Web search engines and Web-connecting existing databases. New Features include: Coverage of OLAP and ROLAP databases; Web-enabled databases and network communicatios issues; New extended and superrelational databases, the new Red Brick Architecture, and other object-relational hybrid technology; Hot issues such as data mining, updates on leading vendors, and products and much more. There's no better way to start bringing your database into the Internet age than reading this complete, practical guide to the very latest databse technology on the market today. About the Author: Rob Mattison is an itnerationally recognized expert in the areas of databases, data warehousing, object technology, and data mining in commercial applications. A former editorial director for Data Management Review magazine, he has written more than 65 magazine articles for various publications and is a sought-after speaker at database conferences around the world. Mr. Mattison is the author of Data Warehousing (McGraw-Hill, 1996) and coauthor of The Object-Oriented Enterprise (McGraw-Hill, 1994).

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