Paperback: 1440 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (January 18, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #165,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #44 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Network Administration > Storage & Retrieval #80 in Books > Computers & Technology > Databases & Big Data > Data Modeling & Design #161 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Database Storage & Design
This was the required textbook for a MS Predictive Analytics program. Let me start by saying this is not a "How to..." book, it is a comprehensive (yet shallow) overview of database systems from design to usage.Here are my key concerns:1. Content: There is too much fluff in early chapters regarding the history of database development and the shortcomings of the different models. It is interesting, but not of much practical value.Additionally, I feel the chapters on SQL syntax and keywords lacked any kind of "Let's put this all together" development that was a positive aspect of the ER modeling chapters. As a coding book, it falls short of other texts on the market; but, that is likely not the book's intent.2. Usability: The book likes to present a case study and use that as the basis for subsequent chapter discussions. The issue with this, and this is my personal pet peeve with many textbooks, is that the book references figures and paragraphs from previous chapters in subsequent chapters. What this means is that you are continually searching previous chapters' information to understand the implementation being discussed in the current chapter (For example, a discussion on B-C Normal Form might reference the 2NF and 3NF tables from 40 pages before.). It makes for a lot of searching and bookmarking.Overall, the book is a good effort by the authors and you can see the time that was put into it. They have a commanding knowledge of the subject, without a doubt. But the book paints with too broad a brush. It seems that some very useful information was omitted for the sake of page count. My recommendation is that the editors remove the historical aspects and include more SQL implementation.
I think this is an ok book in the sense that it is broken down for beginners. It also goes into detail for smaller concepts. I am reading Microsofts book currently and find it to be a better resource to me. I happen to be a hands on learned to working through real problems is easier. I wish this text incorporated that.
Very good book to learn database system in general.
There was highlighter on my book but overall good
Still using for semester class
Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management (6th Edition) Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management (5th Edition) Database Design Using Entity-Relationship Diagrams, Second Edition (Foundations of Database Design) Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation (13th Edition) Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation, Ninth Edition Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation (14th Edition) (Prentice-Hall Adult Education) DB2/400: The New AS/400 Database: The Unabridged Guide to the New IBM Database Management System Digital Business & E-Commerce Management, 6th ed. Strategy Implementation & Practice C#: Design Patterns: The Easy Way Standard Solutions for Everyday Programming Problems; Great for: Game Programming, System Administration, App Programming, ... & Database Systems (Design Patterns Series) C#: Design Patterns: The Easy Way Standard Solutions for Everyday Programming Problems; Great for: Game Programming, System Administration, App ... & Database Systems (Design Patterns Series) Fundamentals of Database Systems (6th Edition) Effective Implementation In Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management (Bryson Series in Public and Nonprofit Management) Librarian's Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction, 4th Edition: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction Operating Systems Design and Implementation (3rd Edition) Database Management Systems, 3rd Edition Fundamentals of Database Management Systems, 2nd Edition The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System (Addison-Wesley UNIX and Open Systems Series) VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems: Design and Implementation The Design and Implementation of Geographic Information Systems