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    Book regarding the RDBMS concept

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    I want crsytal clear my concepts regarding the RDBMS from A-Z , so anybody can help me providing the information that which book will be the best and if it is available online edition.

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    Praveen Kumar Pandey

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    Have you read an Introduction to Database Systems by C J Date? It isn't a light read, but it gives the real foundation for RDBMSs (which SQL DBMSs don't entirely live up to).

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    One more Question and Thank You Tony

    Hello Tony

    First thing first Thanks for prompt reply. One more Question is there can you provide me the information can i get this book online or not.

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    Praveen Kumar Pandey

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    You can buy it online, via Amazon or similar.

    You can't download it, if that's what you mean. It is only available as a physical book.

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    As Tony observed, you can't download it anywhere as far as I know, but Barnes and Noble will sell it to you.

    -PatP

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    Another suggestion.

    For data modeling, I find there are few books out there that really provide good information on design best practices. After a long hard search I determined
    The Data Modeling Handbook "A Best-Practices approach to Building Quality
    Data Models" is one of the best books you can buy. It takes time to understand their explaination for some of their modeling practicies. I wish they gave more examples and specifics. However, once you've run into the problems they describe it becomes more clear as to why they make their recommendations.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...145468-7819269

    I find the date book to be a good academic book. However, it's difficult reading and requires a good background in math and set theory.


    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by praveenppandey
    Hello Members

    I want crsytal clear my concepts regarding the RDBMS from A-Z , so anybody can help me providing the information that which book will be the best and if it is available online edition.

    Regards
    Praveen Kumar Pandey
    You might also have a look at Pascal's Foundations series of papers. They're available as PDFs, and quite well done. (Though it'd be nice if they were properly typeset.)

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    I'd rec the aforementioned book (date - intro to database systems 8th ed), only remember that non of the major dbms's today fully implement the relational model.

    I also have a copy of the Elmasri & Navathe - Fundamentals of database systems (4th Ed), an excellent book which apart from the above & below, is probably (IMO) the next best book on the market.

    also look out for "the third manifesto - CJ date & H Darwin" book as a must for any one with a serious interest in the relational model.
    Last edited by FAC51; 11-09-04 at 15:02.

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    One book that you can start with is "Database Management Systems 3rd Ed" by R Ramakrishnan. It covers the relational model and some about the normal forms. You can find this (as pdfs) through google, I did just a few days ago.

    If you have a math background and _really_ want to understand the relational model and the fundamental concept of functional dependencies, buy the book "Relational Database Theory", by Atzeni, De Antonellis.

    /Mats

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