Databases DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

Author: Andy Oppel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071748008

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Learning DATABASE fundamentals just got a whole lot EASIER! Now you can design, build, and manage a fully functional database with ease. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies and techniques, Databases Demystified, Second Edition gives you the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers methods that can be used with any database, including Microsoft Access, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle. You'll learn about relational database components, database queries, SQL, the database life cycle, logical database design using normalization, and physical database design. Data and process modeling, database security, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), and XML are also covered. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll find out how to: Create and run database queries using the forms-based query tool in Microsoft Access Write SQL statements and queries Use entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) for data modeling Design physical tables Connect databases to users, computer systems, and applications Secure database data Handle cursor processing, transaction management, and performance tuning Integrate XML documents and objects into databases Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Databases Demystified, Second Edition is your self-paced guide to learning universal database concepts.
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Databases A Beginner's Guide

Author: Andy Oppel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071608478

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 9431

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
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Databases Illuminated

Author: Catherine M. Ricardo,Susan D. Urban

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128410642X

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 9514

Databases Illuminated, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access combines database theory with a practical approach to database design and implementation. Strong pedagogical features, including accessible language, real-world examples, downloadable code, and engaging hands-on projects and lab exercises create a text with a unique combination of theory and student-oriented activities. Providing an integrated, modern approach to databases, Databases Illuminated, Third Edition is the essential text for students in this expanding field.
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Database Design for Mere Mortals

A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design

Author: Michael J. Hernandez

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133122271

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 4968

The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design! Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals® has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step by step, Database Design for Mere Mortals ® , Third Edition, shows you how to design databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. You’ll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules. Coverage includes Understanding database types, models, and design terminology Discovering what good database design can do for you—and why bad design can make your life miserable Setting objectives for your database, and transforming those objectives into real designs Analyzing a current database so you can identify ways to improve it Establishing table structures and relationships, assigning primary keys, setting field specifications, and setting up views Ensuring the appropriate level of data integrity for each application Identifying and establishing business rules Whatever relational database systems you use, Hernandez will help you design databases that are robust and trustworthy. Never designed a database before? Settling for inadequate generic designs? Running existing databases that need improvement? Start here.
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Video Demystified

A Handbook for the Digital Engineer

Author: Keith Jack

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080553958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 8445

What doesn't have a video component nowadays? IPod, cell phone, computer, they all have video. And, of course, television which is a major source of our entertainment and information. Any engineer involved in designing, manufacturing, or testing video electronics needs this book! Each edition of Video Demystified has sold thousands of copies and answered many questions for electrical engineers across the globe. This fifth edition will keep the engineer up-to-date with next-generation digital video formats - Blu-ray and HD-DVD, development of new audio and video codecs - Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, etc. - along with the all the latest information on HDTV, HDMI and IPTV(TV over the Internet). All broadcast, cable, and satellite standards will be updated to reflect these new codecs and specifications. The book will also aid in the design of devices and infrastructures from analog to digital television transmission - with analog transmission ceasing in early 2009 or before. *The next generation of digital video - Blu-ray and HD-DVD thoroughly introduced *All broadcast and satellite standards completely updated *Essential information for the upcoming transition of television signals from analog to digital
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Concepts of Database Management

Author: Philip J. Pratt,Mary Z. Last

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130517741X

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 6987

Delivering concise, cutting-edge coverage, CONCEPTS OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT, 8e uses real-world cases, examples, and illustrations to give readers a thorough understanding of such critical issues as database design, data integrity, concurrent updates, data security, and more. Completely updated to Microsoft Access 2013 standards, the text presents SQL in a database-neutral environment and covers all major topics, including E-R diagrams, normalization, and database design. It provides detailed coverage of the relational model (including QBE and SQL), normalization and views, database administration and management, and more. Advanced topics include distributed databases, data warehouses, stored procedures, triggers, data macros, and Web databases. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Health Care Informatics

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Sheila P. Englebardt,Ramona Nelson

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Informatics the study of the use of computer hardware, software, systematic languages, and data manipulation to collect and apply information is united with health care in this new interdisciplinary textbook. It focuses on topics in informatics relevant to all fields of health care, in a textbook format complete with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and discussion questions. A unique online supplement complements the book to offer complete, electronic support for both instructors and students. Written by experts in health care informatics, this text provides a comprehensive overview of all the major concepts in informatics, discussing trends and innovative strategies from a contemporary, mainstream perspective.
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Fundamentals of Database Management Systems, 2nd Edition

Author: Mark L. Gillenson

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118213572

Category: Computers

Page: 395

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This lean, focused text concentrates on giving students a clear understanding of database fundamentals while providing a broad survey of all the major topics of the field. The result is a text that is easily covered in one semester, and that only includes topics relevant to the database course. Mark Gillenson, an associate editor of the Journal of Database Management, has 15 years experience of working with and teaching at IBM Corp. and 15 years of teaching experience at the college level. He writes in a clear, friendly style that progresses step-by-step through all of the major database topics. Each chapter begins with a story about a real company's database application, and is packed with examples. When students finish the text, they will be able to immediately apply what they've learned in business.
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Six-Step Relational Database Design

A Step by Step Approach to Relational Database Design and Development

Author: Fidel A. Captain

Publisher: Fidel A Captain

ISBN: 1481942727

Category: Computers

Page: 230

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Six-Step Relational Database DesignTM bridges the gaps between database theory, database modeling, and database implementation by outlining a simple but reliable six-step process for accurately modeling user data on a Crow's Foot Relational Model Diagram, and then demonstrating how to implement this model on any relational database management system. The second edition contains a new chapter on implementation that goes through the steps necessary to implement each of the case studies on a relational database management system, clearly relating the design to implementation and database theory. In addition, questions are also included at the end of each of the six steps and one of the previous case studies has been replaced, making the case study selection more diverse. Six-Step Relational Database DesignTM uses three case studies and starts with a statement of the problem by the client and then goes through the six steps necessary to create a reliable and accurate data model of the client's business requirements. This model can then be used to implement the database on any relational database management system. Six-Step Relational Database DesignTM should be used as a handbook for students and professionals in the software-development field. The technique described in this book can be used by students for quickly developing relational databases for their applications, and by professionals for developing sturdy, reliable, and accurate relational database models for their software applications.
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Database Development For Dummies

Author: Allen G. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118085256

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networked information management, databases permeate every nook and cranny of our highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases have become so integral to the business environment that, nowadays, it’s next to impossible to stay competitive without the assistance of some sort of database technology—no matter what type or size of business you run. But developing your own database can be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for a small business or run a large e-commerce website, developing the right database system can be a major challenge. Which is where this friendly guide comes in. From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You’ll discover how to: Model data accurately Design a reliable functional database Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget Build a user-friendly database application Put your database on the Web In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include: Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life Using a structured approach to database development Creating an appropriate data model Developing a reliable relational design Understanding the complexities you’re likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools Keeping your database secure Putting your database on the Internet Today’s powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company’s current and future data storage and management needs.
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SQL Demystified

Author: Andrew Oppel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071486720

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 7525

There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects SQL Demystified explains how to use SQL (Structured Query Language)--the ubiquitous programming language for databases. Readers will learn to create database objects, add and retrieve data from a database, and modify existing data. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.
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Hands-On Database

Author: Steve Conger

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133401847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3356

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Hands-On Database uses a scenario-based approach that shows readers how to build a database by providing them with the context of a running case throughout each step of the process.
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NoSQL Distilled

A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence

Author: Pramod J. Sadalage,Martin Fowler

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321826620

Category: Computers

Page: 164

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The need to handle increasingly larger data volumes is one factor driving the adoption of a new class of nonrelational “NoSQL” databases. Advocates of NoSQL databases claim they can be used to build systems that are more performant, scale better, and are easier to program. NoSQL Distilled is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology. Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler explain how NoSQL databases work and the ways that they may be a superior alternative to a traditional RDBMS. The authors provide a fast-paced guide to the concepts you need to know in order to evaluate whether NoSQL databases are right for your needs and, if so, which technologies you should explore further. The first part of the book concentrates on core concepts, including schemaless data models, aggregates, new distribution models, the CAP theorem, and map-reduce. In the second part, the authors explore architectural and design issues associated with implementing NoSQL. They also present realistic use cases that demonstrate NoSQL databases at work and feature representative examples using Riak, MongoDB, Cassandra, and Neo4j. In addition, by drawing on Pramod Sadalage's pioneering work, NoSQL Distilled shows how to implement evolutionary design with schema migration: an essential technique for applying NoSQL databases. The book concludes by describing how NoSQL is ushering in a new age of Polyglot Persistence, where multiple data-storage worlds coexist, and architects can choose the technology best optimized for each type of data access.
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Introduction to Networks Companion Guide

Author: Cisco Networking Academy Program

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1587133164

Category: Computers

Page: 681

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Introduction to Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Introduction to Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum. The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book's features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: Chapter Objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. Key Terms–Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary with more than 195 terms. Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. Related Title: Introduction to Networks Lab Manual ISBN-10: 1-58713-312-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-312-1 How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with more than 50 different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course. Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. Hands-on Labs–Work through all 66 course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual. This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.
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Data Modeling, A Beginner's Guide

Author: Andy Oppel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007162399X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 8253

Essential Skills--Made Easy! Learn how to create data models that allow complex data to be analyzed, manipulated, extracted, and reported upon accurately. Data Modeling: A Beginner's Guide teaches you techniques for gathering business requirements and using them to produce conceptual, logical, and physical database designs. You'll get details on Unified Modeling Language (UML), normalization, incorporating business rules, handling temporal data, and analytical database design. The methods presented in this fast-paced tutorial are applicable to any database management system, regardless of vendor. 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 Andy Oppel has taught database technology for the University of California Extension for more than 25 years. He is the author of Databases Demystified, SQL Demystified, and Databases: A Beginner's Guide, and the co-author of SQL: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition, and SQL: The Complete Reference, Third Edition.
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Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2017

Author: Diane Zak

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337517054

Category: Computers

Page: 50

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Readers learn to master the fundamentals of effective programming while working through Visual Basic 2017’s latest features with a wealth of hands-on applications -- all placed in context within this book's engaging real-world setting. PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2017, 8E by best-selling technology author Diane Zak offers an ideal introduction to programming with a dynamic visual presentation, step-by-step tutorials, and strategically placed activity boxes. New hands-on applications, timely examples, and practical exercises address a variety of learning styles. Even readers with no prior programming experience can learn how to effectively plan and create interactive Visual Basic 2017 applications right away. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Seven Databases in Seven Weeks

A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement

Author: Luc Perkins,Eric Redmond,Jim Wilson

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680505971

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Data is getting bigger and more complex by the day, and so are your choices in handling it. Explore some of the most cutting-edge databases available - from a traditional relational database to newer NoSQL approaches - and make informed decisions about challenging data storage problems. This is the only comprehensive guide to the world of NoSQL databases, with in-depth practical and conceptual introductions to seven different technologies: Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Postgres, and DynamoDB. This second edition includes a new chapter on DynamoDB and updated content for each chapter. While relational databases such as MySQL remain as relevant as ever, the alternative, NoSQL paradigm has opened up new horizons in performance and scalability and changed the way we approach data-centric problems. This book presents the essential concepts behind each database alongside hands-on examples that make each technology come alive. With each database, tackle a real-world problem that highlights the concepts and features that make it shine. Along the way, explore five database models - relational, key/value, columnar, document, and graph - from the perspective of challenges faced by real applications. Learn how MongoDB and CouchDB are strikingly different, make your applications faster with Redis and more connected with Neo4J, build a cluster of HBase servers using cloud services such as Amazon's Elastic MapReduce, and more. This new edition brings a brand new chapter on DynamoDB, updated code samples and exercises, and a more up-to-date account of each database's feature set. Whether you're a programmer building the next big thing, a data scientist seeking solutions to thorny problems, or a technology enthusiast venturing into new territory, you will find something to inspire you in this book. What You Need: You'll need a *nix shell (Mac OS or Linux preferred, Windows users will need Cygwin), Java 6 (or greater), and Ruby 1.8.7 (or greater). Each chapter will list the downloads required for that database.
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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes

Author: Ben Forta

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0672336073

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 1890

Explains how to use Structured Query Language to work within a relational database system, including information retrieval, security, data manipulation, and user management.
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Modern Database Management, Global Edition

Author: Jeff Hoffer,Ramesh Venkataraman,Heikki Topi

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292101865

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 2269

For introductory courses in Database Management. Provide the latest information in database development Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, Modern Database Management presents sound pedagogy, and topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. The Twelfth Edition further facilitates learning with illustrations that clarify important concepts and new media resources that make some of the more challenging material more engaging. Also included are general updates and expanded material in the areas undergoing rapid change due to improved managerial practices, database design tools and methodologies, and database technology.
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