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The Resource Concise guide to databases : a practical introduction, Peter Lake, Paul Crowther ; foreword by Professor Richard Hill

Concise guide to databases : a practical introduction, Peter Lake, Paul Crowther ; foreword by Professor Richard Hill

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Concise guide to databases : a practical introduction
Title
Concise guide to databases
Title remainder
a practical introduction
Statement of responsibility
Peter Lake, Paul Crowther ; foreword by Professor Richard Hill
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Language
eng
Summary
Modern businesses depend on data for their very survival, creating a need for sophisticated databases and database technologies to help store, organise and transport their valuable data. This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to databases, opening with a concise history of databases and of data as an organisational asset. As relational database management systems are no longer the only database solution, the book takes a wider view of database technology, encompassing big data, NoSQL, object and object-relational, and in-memory databases. The text also examines the issues of scalability, availability, performance and security encountered when building and running a database in the real world. Topics and features: Presents review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to skill-building, hands-on exercises Introduces the fundamental concepts and technologies in database systems, placing these in an historic context Describes the challenges faced by database professionals Reviews the use of a variety of database types in business environments Discusses areas for further research within this fast-moving domain Suggests a structure for a potential university course in the preface With its learning-by-doing approach, supported by both theoretical and practical examples, this clearly-structured textbook will be of great value to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science, software engineering, and information technology. Practising database professionals and application developers will also find the book an ideal reference that addresses today's business needs
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Lake, Peter
Dewey number
005.74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA76.9.D32
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Crowther, Paul
Series statement
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science,
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  • Databases
  • Databases
Label
Concise guide to databases : a practical introduction, Peter Lake, Paul Crowther ; foreword by Professor Richard Hill
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Databases in Context -- Data: An Organisational Asset -- The History of Databases -- Physical Storage and Distribution -- Part II: Database Types -- Relational: The Start of the Modern Era in Databases -- NoSQL: Column-Based and Document-Based Databases -- Big Data -- Object and Object-Relational -- In-Memory Databases -- Part III: What Database Professionals Worry About -- Scalability -- Availability -- Performance -- Security
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868889675
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 307 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447156000
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4471-5601-7
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868889675
Label
Concise guide to databases : a practical introduction, Peter Lake, Paul Crowther ; foreword by Professor Richard Hill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Databases in Context -- Data: An Organisational Asset -- The History of Databases -- Physical Storage and Distribution -- Part II: Database Types -- Relational: The Start of the Modern Era in Databases -- NoSQL: Column-Based and Document-Based Databases -- Big Data -- Object and Object-Relational -- In-Memory Databases -- Part III: What Database Professionals Worry About -- Scalability -- Availability -- Performance -- Security
Control code
868889675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447156000
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4471-5601-7
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868889675

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