Database Explorations: Essays on The Third Manifesto

Database Explorations: Essays on The Third Manifesto

This book consists of a collection of exploratory essays on database management--more specifically, on issues arising from and related to The Third Manifesto, which is a proposal by the authors for a foundation for data and database management systems.

Publication date: 02 Oct 2013

ISBN-10: 1426937237

ISBN-13: 9781426937231

Paperback: 544 pages

Views: 1,545

Type: Book

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

License: Standard Copyright License

Post time: 09 Nov 2016 04:00:00

Database Explorations: Essays on The Third Manifesto

Database Explorations: Essays on The Third Manifesto This book consists of a collection of exploratory essays on database management--more specifically, on issues arising from and related to The Third Manifesto, which is a proposal by the authors for a foundation for data and database management systems.
Tag(s): Relational Database
Publication date: 02 Oct 2013
ISBN-10: 1426937237
ISBN-13: 9781426937231
Paperback: 544 pages
Views: 1,545
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
License: Standard Copyright License
Post time: 09 Nov 2016 04:00:00
From the Preface:
Date and Darwen wrote:This book consists of a collection of exploratory essays on database management--more specifically, on issues arising from and related to The Third Manifesto, which is a proposal by the authors for a foundation for data and database management systems (DBMSs). Like Codd's original papers on the relational model, The Third Manifesto--"the Manifesto" for short--can be seen as a blueprint for the design of a DBMS. It consists in essence of a rigorous set of principles, stated in the form of a series of prescriptions and proscriptions, that we require adherence to on the part of a hypothetical database programming language that we call D. We've described those prescriptions and proscriptions in detail in our book Databases, Types, and the Relational Model: The Third Manifesto, 3rd edition (Addison-Wesley, 2006)--referred to throughout the present book as "the Manifesto book" for short. Note: More information relating to the Manifesto can be found on the website www.thethirdmanifesto.com. In particular, information can be found on that website regarding a number of experimental--and, in at least one case, commercial--implementations of the Manifesto ideas (see later in this preface). 

Prerequisites

Our target audience is database professionals. Thus, we assume you're somewhat familiar with both the relational model and the SQL language (though certain relational and/or SQL concepts are reviewed briefly here and there--basically wherever we felt such explanations might be helpful). Prior familiarity with The Third Manifesto would also be advantageous. 

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About The Author(s)


Hugh Darwen was employed in IBM's software development divisions from 1967 to 2004. In the early part of his career, he was involved in DBMS development; from 1978 to 1982,he was one of the chief architects of an IBM product called Business System 12, a product that faithfully embraced the principles of the relational model. He was an active participant in the development of the international standard for SQL (and related standards) from 1988 to 2004. Based in the U.K., he currently teaches relational database theory at Warwick University and is a tutor and course development consultant for the Open University.

Hugh Darwen

Hugh Darwen was employed in IBM's software development divisions from 1967 to 2004. In the early part of his career, he was involved in DBMS development; from 1978 to 1982,he was one of the chief architects of an IBM product called Business System 12, a product that faithfully embraced the principles of the relational model. He was an active participant in the development of the international standard for SQL (and related standards) from 1988 to 2004. Based in the U.K., he currently teaches relational database theory at Warwick University and is a tutor and course development consultant for the Open University.


C.J. Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database technology (a field he helped pioneer). He is best known for his book "An Introduction to Database Systems" (8th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004), which has sold over 825,000 copies at the time of writing and is used by several hundred colleges and universities worldwide. He is also the author of many other books on database management, including most recently "SQL and Relational Theory: How to Write Accurate SQL Code" (O'Reilly, 2009). He was inducted into the Computing Industry Hall of Fame in 2004. 

Christopher J. Date

C.J. Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database technology (a field he helped pioneer). He is best known for his book "An Introduction to Database Systems" (8th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004), which has sold over 825,000 copies at the time of writing and is used by several hundred colleges and universities worldwide. He is also the author of many other books on database management, including most recently "SQL and Relational Theory: How to Write Accurate SQL Code" (O'Reilly, 2009). He was inducted into the Computing Industry Hall of Fame in 2004. 


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