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Concise Guide to Databases: A Practical Introduction

Concise Guide to Databases: A Practical Introduction (Paperback)

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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.

Computing & ITComputer programming / software developmentAlgorithms & data structuresComputing & ITComputer programming / software developmentSoftware EngineeringComputing & ITDatabasesInformation retrieval Publisher: Springer London Ltd Publication Date: 23/11/2013 ISBN-13: 9781447156000  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Peter Lake is Course Leader for the Oracle IT&M MSc and the IT Professional MSc at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. His other Springer publications include the successful Guide to Cloud Computing.Paul Crowther is Head of Postgraduate (taught programmes) in the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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