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Joe Celko's Trees and Hierarchies in SQL for Smarties (Paperback, 2nd edition): Joe Celko Joe Celko's Trees and Hierarchies in SQL for Smarties (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Joe Celko
R680 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R145 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The demand for SQL information and training continues to grow with the need for a database behind every website capable of offering web-based information queries. SQL is the de facto standard for database retrieval, and if you need to access, update, or utilize data in a modern database management system, youwill need SQL to do it. TheSecond Editionof "Joe Celko's Trees and Hierarchies in SQL for Smarties" covers two new sets of extensions over three entirelynew chapters and expounds upon the changes that have occurred in SQL standards since the previous edition's publication. Benefit from mastering the challenging aspects of these database applications in SQL as taught by Joe Celko, one of the most-read SQL authors in the world.

*Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist who has given 10 years of service to the ANSI SQL standards committee

*Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment

*Offers graph theory and programming techniques for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges"

Information Modeling and Relational Databases (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Terry Halpin, Tony Morgan Information Modeling and Relational Databases (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Terry Halpin, Tony Morgan
R1,380 Discovery Miles 13 800 Within 7 - 11 working days

Information Modeling and Relational Databases, second edition, provides an introduction to ORM (Object-Role Modeling)and much more. In fact, it is the only book to go beyond introductory coverage and provide all of the in-depth instruction you need to transform knowledge from domain experts into a sound database design. This book is intended for anyone with a stake in the accuracy and efficacy of databases: systems analysts, information modelers, database designers and administrators, and programmers.
Terry Halpin, a pioneer in the development of ORM, blends conceptual information with practical instruction that will let you begin using ORM effectively as soon as possible. Supported by examples, exercises, and useful background information, his step-by-step approach teaches you to develop a natural-language-based ORM model, and then, where needed, abstract ER and UML models from it. This book will quickly make you proficient in the modeling technique that is proving vital to the development of accurate and efficient databases that best meet real business objectives.

*Presents the most indepth coverage of Object-Role Modeling available anywhere, including a thorough update of the book for ORM2, as well as UML2 and E-R (Entity-Relationship) modeling.
*Includes clear coverage of relational database concepts, and the latest developments in SQL and XML, including a new chapter on the impact of XML on information modeling, exchange and transformation.
* New and improved case studies and exercises are provided for many topics.
* The book's associated web site provides answers to exercises, appendices, advanced SQL queries, and links to downloadable ORM tools.

Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties - Advanced SQL Programming (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Joe Celko Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties - Advanced SQL Programming (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Joe Celko
R1,414 Discovery Miles 14 140 Within 7 - 15 working days

Joe Celkos SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming offers tips and techniques in advanced programming. This book is the fourth edition and it consists of 39 chapters, starting with a comparison between databases and file systems. It covers transactions and currency control, schema level objects, locating data and schema numbers, base tables, and auxiliary tables. Furthermore, procedural, semi-procedural, and declarative programming are explored in this book. The book also presents the different normal forms in database normalization, including the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, elementary key, domain-key, and Boyce-Codd normal forms. It also offers practical hints for normalization and denormalization. The book discusses different data types, such as the numeric, temporal and character data types; the different predicates; and the simple and advanced SELECT statements. In addition, the book presents virtual tables, and it discusses data partitions in queries; grouping operations; simple aggregate functions; and descriptive statistics, matrices and graphs in SQL. The book concludes with a discussion about optimizing SQL. It will be of great value to SQL programmers. KEY FEATURES * Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist who has given ten years service to the ANSI SQL standards committee * Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment, whether it is an SQL 92 or SQL 2008 environment * Offers tips for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges

Joe Celko's Thinking in Sets: Auxiliary, Temporal, and Virtual Tables in SQL (Paperback): Joe Celko Joe Celko's Thinking in Sets: Auxiliary, Temporal, and Virtual Tables in SQL (Paperback)
Joe Celko
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Within 7 - 15 working days

Perfectly intelligent programmers often struggle when forced to work with SQL. Why? Joe Celko believes the problem lies with their procedural programming mindset, which keeps them from taking full advantage of the power of declarative languages. The result is overly complex and inefficient code, not to mention lost productivity.
This book will change the way you think about the problems you solve with SQL programs.. Focusing on three key table-based techniques, Celko reveals their power through detailed examples and clear explanations. As you master these techniques, you ll find you are able to conceptualize problems as rooted in sets and solvable through declarative programming. Before long, you ll be coding more quickly, writing more efficient code, and applying the full power of SQL
Filled with the insights of one of the world s leading SQL authorities - noted for his knowledge and his ability to teach what he knows.
Focuses on auxiliary tables (for computing functions and other values by joins), temporal tables (for temporal queries, historical data, and audit information), and virtual tables (for improved performance).
Presents clear guidance for selecting and correctly applying the right table technique."

Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers (Paperback, 2nd edition): Joe Celko Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Joe Celko
R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Within 7 - 11 working days

In this complete revision and expansion of his first SQL Puzzles book, Joe Celko challenges you with his trickiest puzzles and then helps solve them with a variety of solutions and explanations. Joe demonstrates the thought processes that are involved in attacking a problem from an SQL perspective to help advanced database programmers solve the puzzles you frequently face. These techniques not only help with the puzzle at hand, but help develop the mindset needed to solve the many difficult SQL puzzles you face every day. Of course, part of the fun is to see whether or not you can write better solutions than Joe s.
* A great collection of tricky SQL puzzles with a variety of solutions and explanations.
* Uses the proven format of puzzles and solutions to provide a user-friendly, practical look into SQL programming problems - many of which will help users solve their own problems.
* New edition features:
Many new puzzles added
Dozens of new solutions to puzzles, and using features in SQL-99
Code is edited to conform to SQL STYLE rules
New chapter on temporal query puzzles
New chapter on common misconceptions about SQL and RDBMS that leads to problems"

Principles of Transaction Processing (Paperback, 2nd edition): Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer Principles of Transaction Processing (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer
R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 Within 7 - 15 working days

Principles of Transaction Processing is a comprehensive guide to developing applications, designing systems, and evaluating engineering products. The book provides detailed discussions of the internal workings of transaction processing systems, and it discusses how these systems work and how best to utilize them. It covers the architecture of Web Application Servers and transactional communication paradigms. The book is divided into 11 chapters, which cover the following: Overview of transaction processing application and system structureSoftware abstractions found in transaction processing systemsArchitecture of multitier applications and the functions of transactional middleware and database serversQueued transaction processing and its internals, with IBM's Websphere MQ and Oracle's Stream AQ as examplesBusiness process management and its mechanismsDescription of the two-phase locking function, B-tree locking and multigranularity locking used in SQL database systems and nested transaction lockingSystem recovery and its failuresTwo-phase commit protocolComparison between the tradeoffs of replicating servers versus replication resourcesTransactional middleware products and standardsFuture trends, such as cloud computing platforms, composing scalable systems using distributed computing components, the use of flash storage to replace disks and data streams from sensor devices as a source of transaction requests. The text meets the needs of systems professionals, such as IT application programmers who construct TP applications, application analysts, and product developers. The book will also be invaluable to students and novices in application programming.

Joe Celko's SQL Programming Style (Paperback): Joe Celko Joe Celko's SQL Programming Style (Paperback)
Joe Celko
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Within 7 - 11 working days

Are you an SQL programmer that, like many, came to SQL after learning and writing procedural or object-oriented code? Or have switched jobs to where a different brand of SQL is being used, or maybe even been told to learn SQL yourself?
If even one answer is yes, then you need this book. A "Manual of Style" for the SQL programmer, this book is a collection of heuristics and rules, tips, and tricks that will help you improve SQL programming style and proficiency, and for formatting and writing portable, readable, maintainable SQL code. Based on many years of experience consulting in SQL shops, and gathering questions and resolving his students' SQL style issues, Joe Celko can help you become an even better SQL programmer.
+ Help you write Standard SQL without an accent or a dialect that is used in another programming language or a specific flavor of SQL, code that can be maintained and used by other people.
+ Enable you to give your group a coding standard for internal use, to enable programmers to use a consistent style.
+ Give you the mental tools to approach a new problem with SQL as your tool, rather than another programming language - one that someone else might not know!

Data Analysis for Database Design (Paperback, 3rd edition): David Howe Data Analysis for Database Design (Paperback, 3rd edition)
David Howe
R1,262 Discovery Miles 12 620 Within 7 - 15 working days

Data analysis for database design is a subject of great practical value to systems analysts and designers. This classic text has been updated to include chapters on distributed database systems, query optimisation and object-orientation.The SQL content now includes features of SQL92 and SQL 99.
With new databases coming online all the time and the general expansion of the information age, it is increasingly important to ensure that the analysis and model of a database design is accurate and robust. This is an ideal book for helping you to ensure that your database is well designed and therefore user friendly.


Increased material on SQL including the latest developments
Practical approach to explaining techniques and concepts
Contains many questions and answer pointers

Predictive Data Mining - A Practical Guide (Paperback): Sholom M. Weiss, Nitin Indurkhya Predictive Data Mining - A Practical Guide (Paperback)
Sholom M. Weiss, Nitin Indurkhya
R1,627 Discovery Miles 16 270 Within 7 - 15 working days

The potential business advantages of data mining are well documented in publications for executives and managers. However, developers implementing major data-mining systems need concrete information about the underlying technical principles and their practical manifestations in order to either integrate commercially available tools or write data-mining programs from scratch. This book is the first technical guide to provide a complete, generalized roadmap for developing data-mining applications, together with advice on performing these large-scale, open-ended analyses for real-world data warehouses.
Note: If you already own Predictive Data Mining: A Practical Guide, please see ISBN 1-55860-477-4 to order the accompanying software. To order the book/software package, please see ISBN 1-55860-478-2.
+ Focuses on the preparation and organization of data and the development of an overall strategy for data mining.
+ Reviews sophisticated prediction methods that search for patterns in big data.
+ Describes how to accurately estimate future performance of proposed solutions.
+ Illustrates the data-mining process and its potential pitfalls through real-life case studies."

How to Build a Digital Library (Paperback, 2nd edition): Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge, David M. Nichols How to Build a Digital Library (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge, David M. Nichols
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Within 7 - 11 working days

"How to Build a Digital Library" is the only book that offers all the knowledge and tools needed to construct and maintain a digital library, regardless of the size or purpose. It is the perfectly self-contained resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries. The Second Edition reflects new developments in the field as well as in the Greenstone Digital Library open source software. In Part I, the authors have added an entire new chapter on user groups, user support, collaborative browsing, user contributions, and so on. There is also new material on content-based queries, map-based queries, cross-media queries. There is an increased emphasis placed on multimedia by adding a "digitizing" section to each major media type. A new chapter has also been added on "internationalization," which will address Unicode standards, multi-language interfaces and collections, and issues with non-European languages (Chinese, Hindi, etc.). Part II, the software tools section, has been completely rewritten to reflect the new developments in Greenstone Digital Library Software, an internationally popular open source software tool with a comprehensive graphical facility for creating and maintaining digital libraries. As with the First Edition, a web site, implemented as a digital library, will accompany the book and provide access to color versions of all figures, two online appendices, a full-text sentence-level index, and an automatically generated glossary of acronyms and their definitions. In addition, demonstration digital library collections will be included to demonstrate particular points in the book. to access the online content please visit, http: //www.greenstone.org/howto

*Outlines the history of libraries-- both traditional and digital-- and their impact on present practices and future directions. *Written for both technical and non-technical audiences and covers the entire spectrum of media, including text, images, audio, video, and related XML standards. *Web-enhanced with software documentation, color illustrations, full-text index, source code, and more."

Principles of Data Integration (Hardcover): Alon Halevy, AnHai Doan, Zachary G. Ives Principles of Data Integration (Hardcover)
Alon Halevy, AnHai Doan, Zachary G. Ives
R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Within 7 - 11 working days

How do you approach answering queries when your data is stored in multiple databases that were designed independently by different people? This is first comprehensive book on data integration and is written by three of the most respected experts in the field.

This book provides an extensive introduction to the theory and concepts underlying today's data integration techniques, with detailed, instruction for their application using concrete examples throughout to explain the concepts. Data integration is the problem of answering queries that span multiple data sources (e.g., databases, web pages). Data integration problems surface in multiple contexts, including enterprise information integration, query processing on the Web, coordination between government agencies and collaboration between scientists. In some cases, data integration is the key bottleneck to making progress in a field.

The authors provide a working knowledge of data integration concepts and techniques, giving you the tools you need to develop a complete and concise package of algorithms and applications.

*Offers a range of data integration solutions enabling you to focus on what is most relevant to the problem at hand.

*Enables you to build your own algorithms and implement your own data integration applications

*Companion website with numerous project-based exercises and solutions and slides. Links to commercially available software allowing readers to build their own algorithms and implement their own data integration applications. Facebook page for reader input during and after publication.

IT Manager's Handbook - Getting your New Job Done (Paperback, 3rd edition): Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe IT Manager's Handbook - Getting your New Job Done (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe
R773 Discovery Miles 7 730 Within 7 - 11 working days

Making the move from an IT technician or team member to management is one of the most difficult career steps you ll face. Help from management and targeted training can be hard to come by - and your success depends on your ability to adapt to your new role almost overnight. You might have years of experience in the trenches, but you ll quickly find that managing a team, setting budgets, and creating a winning strategy for the first time can be daunting tasks.

Now in its third edition, "IT Manager s Handbook" provides a practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. Make your first 100 days really count with the fundamental principles and core concepts critical to your success as a new IT Manager. The book also includes discusses how to develop an overall IT strategy as well as demonstrate the value of IT to the company.

In this book, you ll learn how to: Manage your enterprise s new level of connectivity with a NEW chapter covering social media, handheld devices, and moreImplement and optimize cloud services to provide a better experience for your mobile and virtual workforce at a lower cost to your bottom lineIntegrate mobile applications into your company s strategyManage the money, including topics such as department budgets and leasing versus buyingWork with your "customers," whomever those might be for your IT shopHire, train, and manage your team and their projects so that you come in on time and budgetSecure your systems to face some of today's most challenging security challenges"

Developing High Quality Data Models (Paperback): Matthew West Developing High Quality Data Models (Paperback)
Matthew West
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Within 8 - 15 working days

A multitude of problems is likely to arise when developing data models. With dozens of attributes and millions of rows, data modelers are always in danger of inconsistency and inaccuracy. The development of the data model itself could result in difficulties presenting accurate data. The need to improve data models begins with getting it right in the first place.

Using real-world examples, "Developing High Quality Data Models" walks the reader through identifying a number of data modeling principles and analysis techniques that enable the development of data models that both meet business requirements and have a consistent basis. The reader is presented with a variety of generic data model patterns that both exemplify the principles and techniques discussed and build upon one another to give a powerful and integrated generic data model. This model has wide applicability across many disciplines in government and industry, including but not limited to energy exploration, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, military defense, transportation, and more.

* Uses a number of common data model patterns to explain how to develop data models over a wide scope in a way that is consistent and of high quality

*Offers generic data model templates that are reusable in many applications and are fundamental for developing more specific templates

*Develops ideas for creating consistent approaches to high quality data models

SQL - Practical Guide for Developers (Paperback): Michael J. Donahoo, Gregory Speegle SQL - Practical Guide for Developers (Paperback)
Michael J. Donahoo, Gregory Speegle
R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Within 8 - 13 working days

Would the basics of SQL querying be useful to you, but you don't want to start at the very beginning? Do you wish you had an easy way to ramp up quickly to get a basic understanding of key features and capability? Then you need this book! Without a ton of conceptual information or general programming basics you already know, this book is a quick guide for computing professionals and programmers to learn the basics--and more--in an easily digestible way.
+ Provides tutorial-based instruction for the main features of SQL for programmers and other technical professionals in need of a brief but really good introduction to SQL.
+ The approach is vendor-neutral-so very adaptable and flexible-but the book's Web site includes information about DBMS-specific peculiarities.
+ The focus is on teaching concepts by walking through concrete examples and explanations, and self-review exercises are included at the end of each chapter.
+ Coverage is on the key features of the language that are required to understand SQL and begin using it effectively.
+ SQL 2003-compliant.

Database Design: Know It All (Hardcover): Toby J. Teorey Database Design: Know It All (Hardcover)
Toby J. Teorey
R1,149 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R715 (62%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This book brings all of the elements of database design together in a single volume, saving the reader the time and expense of making multiple purchases. It consolidates both introductory and advanced topics, thereby covering the gamut of database design methodology ? from ER and UML techniques, to conceptual data modeling and table transformation, to storing XML and querying moving objects databases.
The proposed book expertly combines the finest database design material from the Morgan Kaufmann portfolio. Individual chapters are derived from a select group of MK books authored by the best and brightest in the field. These chapters are combined into one comprehensive volume in a way that allows it to be used as a reference work for those interested in new and developing aspects of database design.
This book represents a quick and efficient way to unite valuable content from leading database design experts, thereby creating a definitive, one-stop-shopping opportunity for customers to receive the information they would otherwise need to round up from separate sources.
* Chapters contributed by various recognized experts in the field let the reader remain up to date and fully informed from multiple viewpoints.
* Details multiple relational models and modeling languages, enhancing the reader's technical expertise and familiarity with design-related requirements specification.
* Coverage of both theory and practice brings all of the elements of database design together in a single volume, saving the reader the time and expense of making multiple purchases.

Data Architecture - From Zen to Reality (Paperback): Charles Tupper Data Architecture - From Zen to Reality (Paperback)
Charles Tupper
R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Within 8 - 13 working days

Data is an expensive and expansive asset. Information capture has forced storage capacity from megabytes to terabytes, exabytes and, pretty soon, zetabytes of data. So the need for accessible storage space for this data is great. To make this huge amount of data usable and relevant, it needs to be organized effectively. Database Base Management Systems, such as Oracle, IBM s DB2, and Microsoft SqlServer are used often, but these are being enhanced continuously and auxiliary tools are being developed every week; there needs to be a fundamental starting point for it all. That stating point is Data Architecture, the blueprint for organizing and structuring of information for services, service providers, and the consumers of that data.

"Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality" explains the principles underlying data architecture, how data evolves with organizations, and the challenges organizations face in structuring and managing their data. It also discusses proven methods and technologies to solve the complex issues dealing with data. The book uses a holistic approach to the field of data architecture by covering the various applied areas of data, including data modelling and data model management, data quality, data governance, enterprise information management, database design, data warehousing, and warehouse design. This book is a core resource for anyone emplacing, customizing or aligning data management systems, taking the Zen-like idea of data architecture to an attainable reality.

Presents fundamental concepts of enterprise architecture with definitions and real-world applications and scenariosTeaches data managers and planners about the challenges of building a data architecture roadmap, structuring the right team, and building a long term set of solutions Includes the detail needed to illustrate how the fundamental principles are used in current business practice"

Fuzzy Modeling and Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining and Exploration (Paperback, Reissue): Earl Cox Fuzzy Modeling and Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining and Exploration (Paperback, Reissue)
Earl Cox
R1,575 Discovery Miles 15 750 Within 7 - 15 working days

Fuzzy Modeling and Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining and Exploration is a handbook for analysts, engineers, and managers involved in developing data mining models in business and government. As you'll discover, fuzzy systems are extraordinarily valuable tools for representing and manipulating all kinds of data, and genetic algorithms and evolutionary programming techniques drawn from biology provide the most effective means for designing and tuning these systems.
You don't need a background in fuzzy modeling or genetic algorithms to benefit, for this book provides it, along with detailed instruction in methods that you can immediately put to work in your own projects. The author provides many diverse examples and also an extended example in which evolutionary strategies are used to create a complex scheduling system.
* Written to provide analysts, engineers, and managers with the background and specific instruction needed to develop and implement more effective data mining systems.
* Helps you to understand the trade-offs implicit in various models and model architectures.
* Provides extensive coverage of fuzzy SQL querying, fuzzy clustering, and fuzzy rule induction.
* Lays out a roadmap for exploring data, selecting model system measures, organizing adaptive feedback loops, selecting a model configuration, implementing a working model, and validating the final model.
* In an extended example, applies evolutionary programming techniques to solve a complicated scheduling problem.
* Presents examples in C, C++, Java, and easy-to-understand pseudo-code.
* Extensive online component, including sample code and a complete data mining workbench.

Advanced SQL:1999 - Understanding Object-Relational and Other Advanced Features (Paperback, New): Jim Melton Advanced SQL:1999 - Understanding Object-Relational and Other Advanced Features (Paperback, New)
Jim Melton
R1,938 Discovery Miles 19 380 Within 7 - 15 working days


"Advanced SQL:1999 - Understanding Object-Relational and Other Advanced Features" is the practitioner's handbook to the standard's advanced features. It is not a re-presentation of the standard, but rather an authoritative, in-depth guide to its practical application. Like its companion, "SQL:1999 - Understanding Relational Language Components," which explained the standard's basic features, this book will show you how to make your applications both effective and standard-compliant.


This handy reference has a modular format so you can explore specific topics with ease. It is equally useful to those upgrading from earlier versions of SQL and those with no previous experience. Written by the standard's distinguished editor, "Advanced SQL:1999" will complete your knowledge and support your skills like no other book can.
* Focuses entirely on the issues that matter to programmers who are connecting applications to databases.
* Details SQL:1999's object facilities, including structured user-defined types, typed tables, user-defined routines, and routine invocation.
* Examines facilities new to SQL, including those relating to on-line analytical processing (OLAP), management of external data (SQL/MED), and Java support.
* Covers the ongoing development of XML support.
* Includes appendices that cover the SQL:1999 annexes, a SQL:1999 example using UDTs, status codes, and useful information on the standardization process.

Database Tuning - Principles, Experiments, and Troubleshooting Techniques (Paperback, Rev. ed): Dennis Shasha, Philippe Bonnet Database Tuning - Principles, Experiments, and Troubleshooting Techniques (Paperback, Rev. ed)
Dennis Shasha, Philippe Bonnet
R1,918 Discovery Miles 19 180 Within 7 - 15 working days


Tuning your database for optimal performance means more than following a few short steps in a vendor-specific guide. For maximum improvement, you need a broad and deep knowledge of basic tuning principles, the ability to gather data in a systematic way, and the skill to make your system run faster. This is an art as well as a science, and "Database Tuning: Principles, Experiments, and Troubleshooting Techniques" will help you develop portable skills that will allow you to tune a wide variety of database systems on a multitude of hardware and operating systems. Further, these skills, combined with the scripts provided for validating results, are exactly what you need to evaluate competing database products and to choose the right one.
* Forward by Jim Gray, with invited chapters by Joe Celko and Alberto Lerner
* Includes industrial contributions by Bill McKenna (RedBrick/Informix), Hany Saleeb (Oracle), Tim Shetler (TimesTen), Judy Smith (Deutsche Bank), and Ron Yorita (IBM)
* Covers the entire system environment: hardware, operating system, transactions, indexes, queries, table design, and application analysis
* Contains experiments (scripts available on the author's site) to help you verify a system's effectiveness in your own environment
* Presents special topics, including data warehousing, Web support, main memory databases, specialized databases, and financial time series
* Describes performance-monitoring techniques that will help you recognize and troubleshoot problems

Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber, Jian Pei Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber, Jian Pei
R1,029 Discovery Miles 10 290 Within 7 - 11 working days

The increasing volume of data in modern business and science calls for more complex and sophisticated tools. Although advances in data mining technology have made extensive data collection much easier, it s still always evolving and there is a constant need for new techniques and tools that can help us transform this data into useful information and knowledge.

Since the previous edition s publication, great advances have been made in the field of data mining. Not only does the third of edition of "Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques" continue the tradition of equipping you with an understanding and application of the theory and practice of discovering patterns hidden in large data sets, it also focuses on new, important topics in the field: data warehouses and data cube technology, mining stream, mining social networks, and mining spatial, multimedia and other complex data. Each chapter is a stand-alone guide to a critical topic, presenting proven algorithms and sound implementations ready to be used directly or with strategic modification against live data. This is the resource you need if you want to apply today s most powerful data mining techniques to meet real business challenges.

* Presents dozens of algorithms and implementation examples, all in pseudo-code and suitable for use in real-world, large-scale data mining projects. * Addresses advanced topics such as mining object-relational databases, spatial databases, multimedia databases, time-series databases, text databases, the World Wide Web, and applications in several fields. *Provides a comprehensive, practical look at the concepts and techniques you need to get the most out of your data"

JDBC - Practical Guide for Java Programmers (Paperback): Gregory D Speegle JDBC - Practical Guide for Java Programmers (Paperback)
Gregory D Speegle
R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Within 7 - 15 working days


"JDBC: Practical Guide for Java Programmers" is the quickest way to gain the skills required for connecting your Java application to a SQL database. Practical, tutorial-based coverage keeps you focused on the essential tasks and techniques, and incisive explanations cement your understanding of the API features you'll use again and again. No other resource presents so concisely or so effectively the exact material you need to get up and running with JDBC right away.


* Provides tutorial-based instruction in key JDBC techniques, complemented by example code.
* Centered around an incrementally developed example of a three-tiered application for a video rental e-commerce site.
* Designed to help you tackle standard JDBC tasks: connecting your database to the Internet, displaying query results, using stored procedures, updating the database, storing metadata, carrying out transactions, working with binary large objects, implementing security, and more.
* Via the companion Web site, provides code for the examples, tools for loading the example database, links to useful JDBC sites, and a forum in which to interact with other readers.

The Object Data Standard - ODMG 3.0 (Paperback): R. Cattell, Douglas K. Barry, Mark Berler, Jeff Eastman, David Jordan, Conn... The Object Data Standard - ODMG 3.0 (Paperback)
R. Cattell, Douglas K. Barry, Mark Berler, Jeff Eastman, David Jordan, …
R1,734 Discovery Miles 17 340 Within 7 - 15 working days

This isn't a book about the Object Data Standard; it's the complete,
fully authoritative version of the standard itself, presented by the
researchers who developed it. This book provides all the details
comprising ODMG 3.0, making the latest version of the specification
the most mature and most flexible yet.

When it comes to storing objects in databases, ODMG 3.0 is a
standard with which you need to be familiar-whether you design,
develop, or implement object database products, object-to-relational
database mapping products, or applications based on these products.
* Presents authoritative, completely up-to-date information not available anywhere else.
* Documents all the changes found in version 3.0, including enhancements to the Java language binding, greater semantic precision, and various improvements and corrections throughout the standard.
* Pays special attention to the broadening of the standard to support recent developments in object-to-database mappings (ODMs) that allow objects to be stored in relational databases.
* Provides a way to write Java, C++, or Smalltalk code that works with the entire spectrum of database products, while taking full advantage of your organization's preferred platform.
* Continues to cover everything retained from version 2.0, including key details relating to C++, Smalltalk, and Object Query Language.
* Establishes a level of stability for this increasingly important specification.

Rdb - A Comprehensive Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition): Lilian Hobbs, Ian Smith Rdb - A Comprehensive Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Lilian Hobbs, Ian Smith
R2,030 Discovery Miles 20 300 Within 7 - 15 working days

The definitive book on Oracle's Rdb database.
Written by a team of bestselling database experts, including a principal product architect, this is unquestionably the definitive book on Oracle's Rdb8, the latest version of the powerful database for advanced enterprise applications. Rdb: A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition teaches administrators, programmers, database designers and IT managers the critical components and functions of the new version 8 and explains how to develop powerful Rdb8 programs. The book specifically addresses new Rdb8 management, tuning and scalability tools and describes the new Rdb/NT Workbench for Windows NT. No other source gives readers the authoritative and timely information provided by Rdb: A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition.



Only book on Rdb8
Written by Rdb8 experts from Oracle, including the principal product architect
Explains how to use Rdb8 on both Windows NT and OpenVMS

Joe Celko's Data and Databases - Concepts in Practice (Paperback): Joe Celko Joe Celko's Data and Databases - Concepts in Practice (Paperback)
Joe Celko
R1,731 Discovery Miles 17 310 Within 7 - 15 working days

Do you need an introductory book on data and databases? If the book is by Joe Celko, the answer is yes. "Data and Databases: Concepts in Practice" is the first introduction to relational database technology written especially for practicing IT professionals. If you work mostly outside the database world, this book will ground you in the concepts and overall framework you must master if your data-intensive projects are to be successful. If you're already an experienced database programmer, administrator, analyst, or user, it will let you take a step back from your work and examine the founding principles on which you rely every day-helping you to work smarter, faster, and problem-free.

Whatever your field or level of expertise, Data and Databases offers you the depth and breadth of vision for which Celko is famous. No one knows the topic as well as he, and no one conveys this knowledge as clearly, as effectively-or as engagingly. Filled with absorbing war stories and no-holds-barred commentary, this is a book you'll pick up again and again, both for the information it holds and for the distinctive style that marks it as genuine Celko.
* Supports its extensive conceptual information with example code and other practical illustrations.
* Explains fundamental issues such as the nature of data and data modeling, and moves to more specific technical questions such as scales, measurements, and encoding.
* Offers fresh, engaging approaches to basic and not-so-basic issues of database programming, including data entities, relationships and values, data structures, set operations, numeric data, character string data, logical data and operations, and missing data among others.
* Covers the conceptual foundations of modern RDBMS technology, making it an ideal choice for students.

A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Don Chamberlin A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Don Chamberlin
R2,327 Discovery Miles 23 270 Within 7 - 15 working days

DB2 Universal Database (UDB) supports many different types of applications, on many different kinds of data, in many different software and hardware environments.

This book provides a complete guide to DB2 UDB Version 5 in all its aspects, including the interfaces that support end users, application developers, and database administrators. It is complementary to the IBM product documentation, providing a clear and informal explanation of how the features of DB2 were intended to be used. It is an extensive revision of the author's earlier book, "Using the New DB2: IBM's Object-Relational Database System."
* Offers complete and self-contained information, and does not assume prior knowledge of DB2, SQL, or relational database concepts
* Covers elementary principles of database management as well as the advanced features of UDB, including recursive queries, constraints, triggers, user-defined datatypes, stored procedures, parallel databases, and graphical tools for database administration
* Includes dozens of practical tips that will save readers many hours of work in developing database applications
* Provides hundreds of tested examples written in SQL, C, C++, and Java, all of which are available on the MKP web site

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