Here's a thorough introduction to the latest developments in database systems design presented from an applications point of view. Featuring contributions from well-known experts in the field, this new book pays special attention to issues raised by new trends in database design, and how these developments affect the programmer and database administrator. The authors and editors present concepts in an intuitive and motivating manner, making extensive use of examples, and including lists of references for additional study with wach chapter.
Evolution of Database Technology. Conceptual Modeling of Information Systems. Active Databases. Deductive Databases. Temporal Database Systems. Object-Relational Databases. Ojbect-Oriented Databases. Multimedia Databases. Distributed Databases. Mobile Computing: Data Management Issues. Databases. Secure Databases. Component Database Systems. Case Tools: Computer Support for Conceptual Modeling, Database Quality.