Database Systems: Complete Version: An Application Oriented Approach

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9780321312563: Database Systems: Complete Version: An Application Oriented Approach

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.


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Over 200,000 people have been grounded in good database design practice by readingDatabase Systems. The new edition of this bestseller brings it up to date with the latest developments in database technology and builds on the clear, accessible approach that has contributed to the success of previous editions.

A clear introduction to design, implementation and management issues, as well as an extensive treatment of database languages and standards, make this book an indispensable complete reference for database students and professionals alike


  • Complex subjects are clearly explained using running case studies throughout the book.
  • Database design methodology is explicitly divided into three phases: conceptual, logical, and physical. Each phase is described with an example of how it works in practice.
  • SQL is comprehensively covered in three tutorial-style chapters.
  • Distributed, object-oriented, and object-relational DBMSs are fully discussed.

Check out the web site at, for full implementations of the case studies, lab guides for Access and Oracle, and additional student support.

New! For the fourth edition

  • Extended treatment of XML, OLAP and data mining.
  • Coverage of updated standards including SQL:2003, W3C (XPath and

XQuery), and OMG.

  • Now covers Oracle9i and Microsoft Office Access 2003.

Both Thomas Connolly and Carolyn Begg have experience of database design in industry, and now apply this in their teaching and research at the University of Paisley in Scotland.

This book comes with a free six-month subscription to Database Place, an online tutorial that helps readers master the key concepts of database systems.  Log on at



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