Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management Third Edition Thomas Connolly and Carolyn BeggDatabase Systems practical, hands-on approach makes it uniquely suited to providing a strong foundation in good database design practice. A clear introduction to design, implementation and management issues, as well as an extensive treatment of database languages and standards, make this book an indispensable complete reference for database students and professionals alike. The new edition of this bestseller brings it up to date with the latest developments in database technology and builds on the clear, accessible approach that contributed to the success of previous editions. A realistic case study integrated throughout the book enables complex subjects to be explained in the context of one understandable example, while three additional case studies allow readers to work through examples by themselves. Clearly stated chapter objectives and summaries guide the reader, highlighted key definitions and numerous worked examples illustrate the concepts, and review questions and exercises reinforce the material covered in each chapter. Features Database design methodology is explicitly divided into three phases: conceptual, logical, and physical. Each phase is described in a separate chapter with an example of the methodology working in practice. Extensive treatment of SQL in three tutorial style chapters. Comprehensive treatment of distributed, object-oriented, and object-relational DBMSs. Comprehensive introduction to data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining. Extensive treatment of the Web as an emerging platform for database applications with many code samples for accessing databases from the Web including JDBC, SQLJ, ASP, JSP, and Oracle s PSP. New! For the third edition Use of UML notation for ER diagrams. New chapter on the relational algebra and relational calculus. New chapter on fact-finding techniques as a step before where the methodology begins. New chapter on Access and Oracle DBMSs, illustrating the difference between the two systems. Many of the subsequent chapters discuss how these systems implement the topics being covered. New chapter on semistructured data, its relationship to XML, and query languages for XML. New chapter on data warehouse design using dimensionality modeling. Introduction of colour to highlight the text where necessary and improve navigation through the book. Additional Web resources at www.booksites.net, such as full implementation of the case studies, and lab notes for Access and Oracle. Both Thomas Connolly and Carolyn Begg have experience of database design in industry, and now apply this in their teaching and research at the University of Paisley in Scotland. Thomas Connolly has significant industrial experience, and was a designer of RAPPORT, the world s first commercial portable DBMS, and of the LIFESPAN configuration management tool a winner of the British Design Award. He has recently launched a couple of eBusiness companies from the University. Carolyn Begg specialises in the application of database systems in biological research.Connolly, Thomas is the author of 'Database Systems Practical Approach To Design, Implementation And Management', published 2001 under ISBN 9780201708578 and ISBN 0201708574.