By C. J. Date
Carrying on with within the 6th variation, An advent to Database platforms presents a finished creation to the now very huge box of database platforms via supplying a superior grounding within the foundations of database know-how whereas laying off a few mild on how the sector is probably going to improve sooner or later. This new reprint of the outdated 6th variation contains a few corrections.
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We have to write special programs to answer each question a user may want to ask about the data. These programs are likely to be complex because of the large volume of data to be searched. • We must protect the data from inconsistent changes made by different users accessing the data concurrently. If applications must address the details of such concurrent access, this adds greatly to their complexity. • We must ensure that data is restored to a consistent state if the system crac;hes while changes are being made.
Java or COBOL programs. ) vVhen a user issues a query, the parsed query is presented to a query optimizer, which uses information about how the data is stored to produce an efficient execution plan for evaluating the query. ) 1 Sophisticated users. ). We discuss query optimization in Chapters 12 and 15. Relational operators serve as the building blocks for evaluating queries posed against the data. The implementation of these operators is discussed in Chapters 12 and 14. The code that implements relational operators sits on top of the file and access methods layer.
The database description consists of a schema at each of these three levels of abstraction: the conceptual, physical, and external. A data definition language (DDL) is used to define the external and coneeptual schemas. \;Ye discuss the DDL facilities of the Inost wid(~ly used database language, SQL, in Chapter 3. All DBMS vendors also support SQL commands to describe aspects of the physical schema, but these commands are not part of the SQL language standard. 1). vVe discuss the three levels of abstraction in the rest of this section.
An Introduction to Database Systems (Corrected 6th Edition) by C. J. Date