Database Design

Χτες το πρωί στο γραφείο μου βρήκα το βιβλίο Database Design του Gio Wiederhold. Μου το άφησε ένας συνάδελφος που του είχα εξηγήσει ένα pet project που έχω στο μυαλό μου. Το βιβλίο είναι out of print και ο συνάδελφος το είχε βρει στα μεταχειρισμένα. Fear not! Η ACM έχει φροντίσει:

Gio Wiederhold: Database Design, 2nd Edition:


Although the first edition of this book appeared in 1977, and the second edition in 1983, there is still much relevant material here which does not appear in subsequent works. A small number of copies are still being sold every year by McGraw-Hill. Specifically, this book follows a bottom-up approach, starting with hardware and file parameters. These parameters are utilized throughout. It hence allows the reader to predict the performance of alternative designs for new databases and database systems with good — engineering precision — accuracy. The need for such analyses has diminished since most databases are now built on commercial database system software. Use of large packages allows few alternatives, little insight, but easier experimentation. This book has continued to serve the small market where performance is a concern, novel methods or large scale operations are envisaged, full-scale experiments are difficult, and simplistic assumptions will fail.”

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One thought on “Database Design

  1. Sounds like just the book to read!

    I fondly remember reading the O’Reilly “Ethernet” book, even though it had few practical uses (few people hack on Ethernet frame code, at least not me). But it gave me a lot of deeper understanding.

    Beer to your cow-orker!

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