Three well-known computer scientists at Stanford University-Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D. Ullman, and Jennifer Widom-have written one of the most comprehensive books on database system implementation. Hector Garcia- Molina pioneered this book at Stanford as a second database systems course for computer science majors and industry
-based professionals. It focuses on the implementation of database systems, including storage structures, query processing, and transaction management. Database System Implementation is valuable as an academic textbook or a professional reference. Noteworthy Features *Provides extensive coverage of query processing, including major algorithms for execution of queries and techniques for optimizing queries *Covers information integration, including warehousing and mediators, OLAP, and data-cube systems *Explains error-correction in RAID disks and covers bitmap indexes, data mining, data statistics, and pointer swizzling *Supports additional teaching materials found on the book's Web page at http://www-db.stanford.edu/-html *For college courses Prentice Hall offers a two-book package discount with A First Course in Database Systems and Database System Implementation This text covers a broad spectrum of knowledge and technology. This carefully class-tested, highly readable presentation provides students or professionals with the next level of study. Written from the point of view of the database designer, user, and application programmer, this book provides practical advice from well-know experts on how to implement state-of-the-art database systems.