Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1991, 299 pages
Relational database systems have now become a major technology for the management of data. They apply to large installations where many users share vast amounts of data, as well as small systems where ease of use is of paramount importance. Most relational systems use SQL as their data language.
This volume shows how relational systems – and SQL in particular – can help you solve a variety of information management problems. Authors and experts Raymond A. Lorie and Jean-Jacques Daudenarde begin by introducing the basic concepts of the relational approach, the language itself, and the overall organization of a typical system. After a short review of database design techniques, they continue with the detailed description of the language. Among the topics covered, are:
In the second half of the book the authors present case studies that helps you realize the practical applications of SQL. You'll find informative case studies covering:
SQL and Its Applications will be helpful to you as a student, end user, or programmer with a need to understand SQL and to use it efficiently to solve your information management problems.
A very good book on SQL, that ages excellent. It is still valid.