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Concise Guide to Databases

A Practical Introduction

Authors: Domdouzis, Konstantinos, Lake, Peter, Crowther, Paul

  • Includes numerous examples to support the description of both business and technical issues
  • Introduces a range of commercial databases and encourages the reader to experiment with these in an associated learning environment
  • Presents a mixture of both theory and practical elements
  • Updated and expanded new edition, featuring a larger range of database types and applications, and new material on database adaptiveness, integration, and efficiency in relation to data growth
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About this Textbook

This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to databases, opening with a concise history of databases and of data as an organisational asset. As relational database management systems are no longer the only database solution, the book takes a wider view of database technology, encompassing big data, NoSQL, object and object-relational and in-memory databases. The text also examines the issues of scalability, availability, performance and security encountered when building and running a database in the real world. 

Topics and features: presents review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to skill-building, hands-on exercises; introduces the fundamental concepts and technologies in database systems, placing these in an historic context; describes the challenges faced by database professionals; reviews the use of a variety of database types in business environments; discusses areas for further research within this fast-moving domain.

About the authors

Konstantinos Domdouzis is Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Computing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Peter Lake (now retired) was formerly Course Leader for the Oracle IT&M MSc and the IT Professional MSc at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. His other Springer publications include Information Systems Management in the Big Data Era and Guide to Cloud Computing.

Paul Crowther (now retired) was formerly Head of Postgraduate (taught programmes) in the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-42224-0
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Softcover ca. 46,79 €
price for Spain (gross)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concise Guide to Databases
Book Subtitle
A Practical Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42224-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42223-3
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
2
Number of Illustrations
150 b/w illustrations
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