Vendor agnostic, no nonsense, no fluff! This book offers a solid foundation in SQL (Structured Query Language). Intended for anyone who wants to start using SQL databases, with this book you can take that first step. This is an invaluable reference for any user of any SQL database. With this book, you will learn: * How to write SELECT statements, including sub-queries * Understand Transaction Control Commands * Select clauses: FROM, WHERE, ORDER BY, GROUP BY, HAVING, UNION, MINUS * How to Insert, Update and Delete data From Oracle ACE director and the author of An Expert's Guide to Oracle Technology blog, Lewis Cunningham, this book also includes a chapter describing where to get software and documentation for 6 leading free databases: Oracle Express Edition, MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server Express, DB2 Express and Firebird.
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With over 20 years of multi-vendor and open source database experience as a database developer, data modeler and architect, over 15 years of that using the Oracle database, Lewis Cunningham is one of a small group of people chosen to be an Oracle Ace Director. As an ACE Director, Lewis is expected to provide feedback to Oracle and to promote Oracle via user groups and conferences. Lewis has published numerous papers and maintains a very popular blog, An Expert's Guide to Oracle Technology and a database tutorial site, Database Wisdom. Lewis is a published author, having written the ultimate guide to the open source Postgres based EnterpriseDB Advanced Server (since renamed Postgres Plus Advanced Server). The book, EnterpriseDB: The Definitive Reference, was the first reference guide available for this open source database. Lewis's specialties revolve around anything having to do with databases: data architecture, data modeling, data warehousing, business intelligence, open source databases, XML databases, replication and cloud computing. Lewis is a Certified PL/SQL Developer and is a member of the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG), Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG), the Suncoast Oracle user Group (SOUG) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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