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This introductory database text uses a hands-on approach to relational database systems, and emphasizes both conceptual and physical database design and tuning. It also covers advanced topics which can be used for a second course on databases, including: parallel and distributed database systems; transaction processing; decision support (OLAP, warehousing, data mining); object-relational systems; and active and deductive database systems. Features include: a chapter covering physical database design; a thorough treatment of implementation topics; a quantitative approach; and coverage of file organization.
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Raghu Ramakrishnan is a researcher in the areas of database and information management. He is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft.
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