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Introduction to Data Base Systems (The systems programming series)

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For over 25 years, C. J. Date's An Introduction to Database Systems has been the authoritative resource for readers interested in gaining insight into and understanding of the principles of database systems. This revision continues to provide a solid grounding in the foundations of database technology and to provide some ideas as to how the field is likely to develop in th ...more
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published June 1st 1975 by Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc.,U.S.
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Just THE most important book about databases and especially Reational databases. If you need to know anything about the subject its here.

I was lucky enough also to meet CJ Date and he is a very knowlegable and friendly person who well deserves the admiration of his readers.
Eric Kaun
Date's seminal work is critical to understanding databases - a step mostly forgotten by those who believe every concept can be taught using commercial products with brain-dead examples in under 24 hours. Date teaches the logic and theory that underlie all successful practice. You can probably buy a different book and create a mock database faster, but you will neither understand nor be able to use it well. Do yourself a favor and read this first to understand what a database is; only then can yo ...more
A rigorous, highly opinionated overview of database theory and some practice. Transaction management is only lightly covered but the sections on relational algebra/calculus and normalization make up for it.
The seminal first year text on database structures and systems. This one influenced me quite a lot.
Graham Lee
Definitely comprehensive. I find it an amusing indictment of the industry (though not of this book) that SQL doesn't implement the relational model, and the relational DBMSs don't implement standard SQL.
This book is very comprehensive and theoretical description of relational databases, but this is it's bad side. High theoretical level and lack of real-world examples can't make it, for example, be recommended as an introduction as said in it's title
This was a text I used in my college DB course - had to use it for review again recently - it's been a decent go-to book for a DB refresher.
Introduction to Database Systems, An (8th Edition) (Introduction to Database Systems) by C.J. Date (2003)
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it is an important book
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Christopher J. Date (born 1941) is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database theory.
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