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Databases Illuminated, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Catherine M. Ricardo, PhD, Iona College
Susan D. Urban, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284056945
  • ISBN-10:1284056945
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     718 pages      © 2017
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Databases Illuminated, Third Edition 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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Features & Benefits

  • A new chapter on the emerging topics of Big Data, NoSQL, and NewSQL
  • Revised and expanded coverage on database security, including SQL injection
  • Extended coverage of SQL, with additional material on temporal database queries and JDBC
  • New features and downloadable SQL code for Oracle 12c, MySQL, and SQL Server
  • Updated information on social and ethical issues addressing new regulations and global issues
  • Use of the open source software LibreOffice, which is available worldwide at no cost
  • Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more
Chapter 1 Introductory Database Concepts  
Chapter 2 Database Planning and Database Architecture  
Chapter 3 The Entity-Relationship Model  
Chapter 4 The Relational Model  
Chapter 5 Relational Database Management Systems and SQL  
Chapter 6 Normalization and Denormalization  
Chapter 7 Object-Based Models  
Chapter 8 Introduction to Database Security  
Chapter 9 Transaction Management  
Chapter 10 Distributed Databases  
Chapter 11 Data Warehouses and Data Mining  
Chapter 12 Big Data and NoSQL  
Chapter 13 Relational Query Optimization  
Chapter 14 Databases and the Internet  
Chapter 15 Social and Ethical Issues  

Catherine M. Ricardo, PhD-Iona College

Catherine Ricardo received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1983. She has been on the Computer Science faculty at Iona College since 1979. She has taught a variety of courses including computer literacy, introductory programming in several languages, data structures, discrete mathematics, educational computing, modeling, and artificial intelligence, but she has concentrated on courses in database systems, which she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level for over 25 years. Besides writing textbooks on databases, she has written numerous articles and made presentations at many conferences in the field.


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Susan D. Urban, PhD-Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University

Susan D. Urban received the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 1987 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is currently an emeritus professor at Arizona State University. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 28 years, with a focus on database design, data consistency, active rule processing, distributed databases, the use of databases in engineering design, and the development of innovative teaching concepts for database instruction. She has over 120 refereed publications and book chapters on her research and teaching activities. 

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ISBN-13: 9781284056945

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