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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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  • ISBN 978-3-030-42224-0
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About this Textbook

Modern businesses depend on data for their very survival, creating a need for sophisticated databases and database technologies to help store, organise and transport their valuable data.
This updated and expanded, 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. Presenting both theoretical and practical elements, the new edition 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
  • Provides new material on database adaptiveness, integration, and efficiency in relation to data growth
  • Introduces a range of commercial databases and encourages the reader to experiment with these in an associated learning environment
  • Reviews use of a variety of databases in business environments, including numerous examples
  • Discusses areas for further research within this fast-moving domain

With its learning-by-doing approach, supported by both theoretical and practical examples, this clearly-structured textbook will be of great value to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science, software engineering, and information technology. Practising database professionals and application developers will also find the book an ideal reference that addresses today's business needs.

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.

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 29, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42224-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: July 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42223-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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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
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42224-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42223-3
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 400
Number of Illustrations
162 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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