by: Avi Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth, S. Sudarshan
Database management has evolved from a specialized computer application to a central component of virtually all enterprises, and, as a result, knowledge about database
systems has become an essential part of an education in computer science. In this text,
we present the fundamental concepts of database management. These concepts include
aspects of database design, database languages, and database-system implementation.
This text is intended for a first course in databases at the junior or senior undergraduate, or first-year graduate, level. In addition to basic material for a first course,
the text contains advanced material that can be used for course supplements, or as
introductory material for an advanced course.