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Data-Centric Systems and Applications
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Database Design and Implementation

Second Edition

Authors: Sciore, Edward

  • Intentionally adopts the viewpoint of a software developer in order to investigate “why” database systems are the way they are (and not just “how” they are)
  • Covers all aspects of a database engine from the disk manager to the JDBC programming interface
  • Empowers readers to examine and extend or modify the code of SimpleDB, a simple database system accompanying the book, in order to learn more about the individual components in detail
  • Complemented by both conceptual and programming exercises as well as by references that provide further details
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About this Textbook

This textbook examines database systems from the viewpoint of a software developer. This perspective makes it possible to investigate why database systems are the way they are. It is of course important to be able to write queries, but it is equally important to know how they are processed. We e.g. don’t want to just use JDBC; we also want to know why the API contains the classes and methods that it does. We need a sense of how hard is it to write a disk cache or logging facility. And what exactly is a database driver, anyway?
The first two chapters provide a brief overview of database systems and their use. Chapter 1 discusses the purpose and features of a database system and introduces the Derby and SimpleDB systems. Chapter 2 explains how to write a database application using Java. It presents the basics of JDBC, which is the fundamental API for Java programs that interact with a database. In turn, Chapters 3-11 examine the internals of a typical database engine. Each chapter covers a different database component, starting with the lowest level of abstraction (the disk and file manager) and ending with the highest (the JDBC client interface); further, the respective chapter explains the main issues concerning the component, and considers possible design decisions. As a result, the reader can see exactly what services each component provides and how it interacts with the other components in the system. By the end of this part, s/he will have witnessed the gradual development of a simple but completely functional system. The remaining four chapters then focus on efficient query processing, and focus on the sophisticated techniques and algorithms that can replace the simple design choices described earlier. Topics include indexing, sorting, intelligent buffer usage, and query optimization.
This text is intended for upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in Computer Science. It assumes that the reader is comfortable with basic Java programming; advanced Java concepts (such as RMI and JDBC) are fully explained in the text. The respective chapters are complemented by “end-of-chapter readings” that discuss interesting ideas and research directions that went unmentioned in the text, and provide references to relevant web pages, research articles, reference manuals, and books. Conceptual and programming exercises are also included at the end of each chapter.  Students can apply their conceptual knowledge by examining the SimpleDB (a simple but fully functional database system created by the author and provided online) code and modifying it.

About the authors

Edward Sciore is a recently retired Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department, Boston College. He is the author of numerous research articles on database systems, which span both theory and practice. His favorite activity, however, is to teach database courses to captive students. These teaching experiences, accumulated over a 35-year period, are what led to the writing of this text.

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33836-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33835-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Database Design and Implementation
Book Subtitle
Second Edition
Authors
Series Title
Data-Centric Systems and Applications
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33836-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33836-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-33835-0
Series ISSN
2197-9723
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
Number of Illustrations
281 b/w illustrations
Topics