For undergraduate courses in Database Design, Introduction to Database Management, and Database Management and Design in departments of Business, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Science.
The text provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of database processing. It is organized into several parts, beginning with the core components of database processing including building databases and related applications, data modeling, and progresses to the transformation of data models into relational database designs. Relational database implementation is discussed in the ensuing sections. Key technological advances are thoroughly discussed, such as the expanding Internet and organizational intranet technology and its role and function within application publishing. The concluding parts deal with database processing and object-oriented DBMS technology.