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by Raghu Ramakrishnan,Johannes Gehrke

Database Management Systems provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of database systems. More applications and examples have been added throughout the book, including SQL and Oracle examples

Database Management Systems provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of database systems. Coherent explanations and practical examples have made this one of the leading texts in the field. More applications and examples have been added throughout the book, including SQL and Oracle examples. The applied flavor is further enhanced by the two new database applications chapters.

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Database Management Systems Hardcover – Aug 14 2002. by Raghu Ramakrishnan (Author), Johannes Gehrke (Author). Database Management Systems.

Raghu Ramakrishnan University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, USA,. Johannes Gehrke Cornell University Ithaca, New York, USA. Boston Burr Ridge, IL Dubuque, IA Madison, WI New York San Francisco St. Louis Bangkok Bogota Caracas Kuala Lumpur Lisbon London Madrid Mexico City Milan Montreal New Delhi Santiago Seoul Singapore Sydney Taipei Toronto. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. tz. A Lhvision of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

He is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft. Ramakrishnan spent 22 years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With Johannes Gehrke, he authored the popular textbook Database Management Systems, also known as the "Cow Book".

Database Management Systems book. Author: Raghu Ramakrishnan, Johannes Gehrke

Database Management Systems book. Author: Raghu Ramakrishnan, Johannes Gehrke. Publish date: August 14, 2002.

Raghu Ramakrishnan, Johannes Gehrke. Database Management Systems provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of database systems.

This book covers the fundamentals of modern database management systems, in particular relational database systems. We have attempted to present the material in a clear, simple style.

It is so good! The book is nearly new and if I were not told it's a used book I would think it's a totally new one!
Overall, I like this book. It is well presented and formatted and a better introduction to the concepts than computer-science oriented books like the C.J. Date book. The book is fairly modular and provides chapter references to potentially prerequisite topics that may reside earlier or later in the book.
One problem I did have is that there are sometimes some loose ends left hanging. I realize that not everything can be covered, but sometimes a concept will be mentioned and it is stated that a full discussion is out of scope for the book. Fair enough, but the explanation that is given of the concept is sometimes not sufficient to make any discussion of it worth the effort. This is a minor problem, though, because most of the topics are covered with sufficient detail to get a high-level understanding.
I compared this book with two other reference books (Date and Elmasri/Navathe). This book is the best of the three when it comes to presenting the whole database field with a special focus on the design of databases. The key differences to the other books I compared it with are that Date focuses much more on the relational model, whilst Elmasri/Navathe has many side-notes on Oracle and Access. This book by Ramakrishnan/Gehrke deals more with design aspects of databases and gives a broad, yet also somewhat deep introduction in this respect. It does not say much about any database systems on the market but focuses more on concepts. If you are specifically interested in database design, I would recommend getting an advanced book that deals with these issues. However, if you are looking for a general dbms reference book with a special focus on design, this is the best book on the market. Unlike other books (for instance Date), it is also written in a very effective manner and comes right to the point. This easy style is especially advantageous when it comes to more difficult topics such as normalization. Where others delight in formalization, this book actually explains. Solutions for half of the questions in the book can be downloaded from the author's website by anyone.
This book covers all the aspects of a DBMS, from theory to practical usage. The internals are explained very well. The thing I liked most is that it covrs not only RDBMS, but also OODBMS, ORDBMS, XML, etc. which are emerging technologies. Since databases are the most critical part of any enterprise system, all the people in IT industry - from junior programmer to project managers - must read this book if they want to learn about databases.
A few years back, I created a special-purpose, custom-built, high-speed relational DBMS using just this book and general computer science knowledge. Darn thing blew the socks off more general purpose solutions and was very stable even after a crash. The book covers access methods, indexing, logging, crash recovery and other basics.

If you want to know how database systems are built at the nuts & bolts level, this is for you. If you want to know how to use a database system, or how to design an application database then this is not your book; choose a "user-level" book instead. If you want to know about the latest research directions, then pass on this one as well since it only covers the tried & true basics.
This book is good for engineers which work with databases. There are explained all aspects of databases. On the other hand, the book is not reccomended for those who are interested in theory of databases. There is no formal propositions or proves of anything in this book.
This book is good for a undergraduate course, but nothing beyond.
It is great for introducing databases, but the coverage on database design is pathetic. I would recommend the stanadard book by Ullman (2e) for this topic, for the more interested reader.
The bibiography at the end of the book is great!
This is a little bit more theoretical than most database books. I liked it because this was what I was looking for.
Database Management Systems ebook
Raghu Ramakrishnan,Johannes Gehrke
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