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Readings in Database Systems

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The latest edition of a popular text and reference on database research, with substantial new material and revision; covers classical literature and recent hot topics.

Lessons from database research have been applied in academic fields ranging from bioinformatics to next-generation Internet architecture and in industrial uses including Web-based e-commerce and search
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Paperback, 878 pages
Published January 7th 2005 by Mit Press (first published March 1st 1998)
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Alexander Shelemin
Delightful Hadoop bashing included
ferhat
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017_read
Perfect. I wish seeing more frequent updates and more extended commentary.

* JSON is good for sparse data but not perfect for general hierarchical data so RDBMS will subsume it as a data type.
* SQL could be cleaned but there was no time for it so COBOL for 2020. SQL won against natural language.
* ODBC isn't the best interface to embed into programmign languages and to run queries: open db, open cursor, bind query, run fetches, etc. Looking at Linq.
* PostgreSQL open source educated many that are
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HonRevDrStainTruth
The standard text for "introduction to database systems and theory" classes in an ICS environment. Even though it presumes a lot more technical background than many IS/LIS students have, that too is useful as it provides a great primary text for syntagmatic analysis. "What Goes Around Comes Around" and "Anatomy of a Database System" should be required reading in any Information Studies course focused on databases.
Scott Wisniewski
This book has a lot of awesome papers on database systems.

If you want to understand how databases work on the inside, this book is great!
Eric
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: math, economics
Great context on db architectures, past and future trends. Old but does not feel out of date.
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