Databases A Beginner's Guide

  • 7h 25m
  • Andrew J. Oppel
  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne
  • 2009

Essential Database Skills--Made Easy!

Learn standard database design and management techniques applicable to any type of database. Featuring clear examples using both Microsoft Access and Oracle, Databases: A Beginner's Guide begins by showing you how to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to create and access database objects. Then, you'll discover how to implement logical design using normalization, transform the logical design into a physical database, and handle data and process modeling. You'll also get details on database security, online analytical processing (OLAP), connecting databases to applications, and integrating XML and object content into databases.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Self Tests--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

About the Author

Andy Oppel has taught database technology for the University of California for more than 20 years. He is the author of Databases Demystified and SQL Demystified, and the co-author of SQL: A Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition.

In this Book

  • Database Fundamentals
  • Exploring Relational Database Components
  • Forms-based Database Queries
  • Introduction to SQL
  • The Database Life Cycle
  • Database Design Using Normalization
  • Data and Process Modeling
  • Physical Database Design
  • Connecting Databases to the Outside World
  • Database Security
  • Deploying Databases
  • Databases for Online Analytical Processing
  • Integrating XML Documents and Objects into Databases


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