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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
R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Within 7 - 12 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"

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
R1,255 R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Save R95 (8%) 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"

Data Modeling Essentials (Paperback, 3rd edition): Graeme Simsion, Graham Witt Data Modeling Essentials (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Graeme Simsion, Graham Witt
R1,436 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R206 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition" provides expert tutelage for data modelers, business analysts and systems designers at all levels. Beginning with the basics, this book provides a thorough grounding in theory before guiding the reader through the various stages of applied data modeling and database design. Later chapters address advanced subjects, including business rules, data warehousing, enterprise-wide modeling and data management.
The third edition of this popular book retains its distinctive hallmarks of readability and usefulness, but has been given significantly expanded coverage and reorganized for greater reader comprehension. Authored by two leaders in the field, "Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition" is the ideal reference for professionals and students looking for a real-world perspective.
- Thorough coverage of the fundamentals and relevant theory.
- Recognition and support for the creative side of the process.
- Expanded coverage of applied data modeling includes new chapters on logical and physical database design.
- New material describing a powerful technique for model verification.
- Unique coverage of the practical and human aspects of modeling, such as working with business specialists, managing change, and resolving conflict.
- Extensive online component including course notes and other teaching aids (www.mkp.com).
UML diagrams now available! Visit the companion site for more details.
Click here to view a book review by Steve Hoberman!

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
R723 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R163 (23%) Within 7 - 12 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
R1,454 Discovery Miles 14 540 Within 7 - 12 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.

Principles of Transaction Processing (Paperback, 2nd edition): Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer Principles of Transaction Processing (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer
R1,532 Discovery Miles 15 320 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 structure Software abstractions found in transaction processing systems Architecture of multitier applications and the functions of transactional middleware and database servers Queued transaction processing and its internals, with IBM's Websphere MQ and Oracle's Stream AQ as examples Business process management and its mechanisms Description of the two-phase locking function, B-tree locking and multigranularity locking used in SQL database systems and nested transaction locking System recovery and its failures Two-phase commit protocol Comparison between the tradeoffs of replicating servers versus replication resources Transactional middleware products and standards Future 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
R773 Discovery Miles 7 730 Within 7 - 12 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
R1,311 Discovery Miles 13 110 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

Transaction Processing - Concepts and Techniques (Hardcover): Jim Gray, Andreas Reuter Transaction Processing - Concepts and Techniques (Hardcover)
Jim Gray, Andreas Reuter
R1,258 R1,118 Discovery Miles 11 180 Save R140 (11%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The key to client/server computing.
Transaction processing techniques are deeply ingrained in the fields of
databases and operating systems and are used to monitor, control and update
information in modern computer systems. This book will show you how large,
distributed, heterogeneous computer systems can be made to work reliably.
Using transactions as a unifying conceptual framework, the authors show how
to build high-performance distributed systems and high-availability
applications with finite budgets and risk.

The authors provide detailed explanations of why various problems occur as
well as practical, usable techniques for their solution. Throughout the book,
examples and techniques are drawn from the most successful commercial and
research systems. Extensive use of compilable C code fragments demonstrates
the many transaction processing algorithms presented in the book. The book
will be valuable to anyone interested in implementing distributed systems
or client/server architectures.

Developing High Quality Data Models (Paperback): Matthew West Developing High Quality Data Models (Paperback)
Matthew West
R1,120 R965 Discovery Miles 9 650 Save R155 (14%) Within 7 - 12 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

Querying XML - XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in context (Paperback): Jim Melton, Stephen Buxton Querying XML - XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in context (Paperback)
Jim Melton, Stephen Buxton
R1,090 R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Save R135 (12%) Within 7 - 12 working days

XML has become the lingua franca for representing business data, for exchanging information between business partners and applications, and for adding structure
and sometimes meaning to text-based documents. XML offers some special challenges and opportunities in the area of search: querying XML can produce very precise, fine-grained results, if you know how to express and execute those queries.
For software developers and systems architects: this book teaches the most useful approaches to querying XML documents and repositories. This book will also help managers and project leaders grasp how querying XML fits into the larger context of querying and XML. Querying XML provides a comprehensive background from fundamental concepts (What is XML?) to data models (the Infoset, PSVI, XQuery Data Model), to APIs (querying XML from SQL or Java) and more.
* Presents the concepts clearly, and demonstrates them with illustrations and examples; offers a thorough mastery of the subject area in a single book.
* Provides comprehensive coverage of XML query languages, and the concepts needed to understand them completely (such as the XQuery Data Model).
* Shows how to query XML documents and data using: XPath (the XML Path Language); XQuery, soon to be the new W3C Recommendation for querying XML; XQuery's companion XQueryX; and SQL, featuring the SQL/XML
* Includes an extensive set of XQuery, XPath, SQL, Java, and other examples, with links to downloadable code and data samples."

Principles of Data Integration (Hardcover): Alon Halevy, AnHai Doan, Zachary G. Ives Principles of Data Integration (Hardcover)
Alon Halevy, AnHai Doan, Zachary G. Ives
R1,394 R1,195 Discovery Miles 11 950 Save R199 (14%) Within 7 - 12 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.

Managing Time in Relational Databases - How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data (Hardcover): Tom Johnston, Randall Weis Managing Time in Relational Databases - How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data (Hardcover)
Tom Johnston, Randall Weis
R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Special order

Managing Time in Relational Databases: How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data introduces basic concepts that will enable businesses to develop their own framework for managing temporal data. It discusses the management of uni-temporal and bi-temporal data in relational databases, so that they can be seamlessly accessed together with current data; the encapsulation of temporal data structures and processes; ways to implement temporal data management as an enterprise solution; and the internalization of pipeline datasets. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 traces the history of temporal data management and presents a taxonomy of bi-temporal data management methods. Part 2 provides an introduction to Asserted Versioning, covering the origins of Asserted Versioning; core concepts of Asserted Versioning; the schema common to all asserted version tables, as well as the various diagrams and notations used in the rest of the book; and how the basic scenario works when the target of that activity is an asserted version table. Part 3 deals with designing, maintaining, and querying asserted version databases. It discusses the design of Asserted Versioning databases; temporal transactions; deferred assertions and other pipeline datasets; Allen relationships; and optimizing Asserted Versioning databases.

Joe Celko's Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL (Paperback): Joe Celko Joe Celko's Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL (Paperback)
Joe Celko
R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Within 7 - 15 working days

Joe Celko has looked deep into the code of SQL programmers and found a consistent and troubling pattern - a frightening lack of consistency between their individual encoding schemes and those of the industries in which they operate. This translates into a series of incompatible databases, each one an island unto itself that is unable to share information with others in an age of internationalization and business interdependence. Such incompatibility severely hinders information flow and the quality of company data.
Data, Measurements and Standards in SQL reveals the shift these programmers need to make to overcome this deadlock. By collecting and detailing the diverse standards of myriad industries, and then giving a declaration for the units that can be used in an SQL schema, Celko enables readers to write and implement portable data that can interface to any number of external application systems
This book doesn't limit itself to one subject, but serves as a detailed synopsis of measurement scales and data standards for all industries, thereby giving RDBMS programmers and designers the knowledge and know-how they need to communicate effectively across business boundaries.
* Collects and details the diverse data standards of myriad industries under one cover, thereby creating a definitive, one-stop-shopping opportunity for database programmers.
* Enables readers to write and implement portable data that can interface to any number external application systems, allowing readers to cross business boundaries and move up the career ladder.
* Expert advice from one of the most-read SQL authors in the world who is well known for his ten years of service on the ANSI SQL standards committee and Readers Choice Award winning column in Intelligent Enterprise.
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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
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 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."

Physical Database Design - The Database Professional's Guide to Exploiting Indexes, Views, Storage, and More (Paperback,... Physical Database Design - The Database Professional's Guide to Exploiting Indexes, Views, Storage, and More (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Sam S. Lightstone, Toby J. Teorey, Tom Nadeau
R1,139 Discovery Miles 11 390 Special order

The rapidly increasing volume of information contained in relational databases places a strain on databases, performance, and maintainability: DBAs are under greater pressure than ever to optimize database structure for system performance and administration.
Physical Database Design discusses the concept of how physical structures of databases affect performance, including specific examples, guidelines, and best and worst practices for a variety of DBMSs and configurations. Something as simple as improving the table index design has a profound impact on performance. Every form of relational database, such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Data Mining (DM), or Management Resource Planning (MRP), can be improved using the methods provided in the book.
- The first complete treatment on physical database design, written by the authors of the seminal, Database Modeling and Design: Logical Design, 4th edition.
- Includes an introduction to the major concepts of physical database design as well as detailed examples, using methodologies and tools most popular for relational databases today: Oracle, DB2 (IBM), and SQL Server (Microsoft).
- Focuses on physical database design for exploiting B+tree indexing, clustered indexes, multidimensional clustering (MDC), range partitioning, shared nothing partitioning, shared disk data placement, materialized views, bitmap indexes, automated design tools, and more!

Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers (Paperback, 2nd edition): Joe Celko Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Joe Celko
R1,485 Discovery Miles 14 850 Within 7 - 15 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"

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
R1,637 Discovery Miles 16 370 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.

Research in Information Systems - A Handbook for Research Supervisors and their Students (Hardcover): David Avison, Jan... Research in Information Systems - A Handbook for Research Supervisors and their Students (Hardcover)
David Avison, Jan Pries-Heje
R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Special order

Research in Information Systems helps supervisors and their students get the most out of the PhD experience. It can be used as a basis of courses for supervisors and their research students.
This book covers:
the supervisor student relationship
practical, social and academic issues
different models for PhD programs, including US, UK, Latin and Scandinavian models.
Many vignettes of personal experiences and reflections provide context for the material. The book is written by experts leading international academics in the field of information systems. They all have had wide experience of research supervision over many years in many countries.
* The only handbook available specifically for Information Systems, and written for both research supervisors and their students
* Content agreed and approved by an international panel of experts, ensuring worldwide relevance
* Includes real life anecdotes to educate, entertain, and contextualise

Bioinformatics - Managing Scientific Data (Hardcover): Zoe Lacroix, Terence Critchlow Bioinformatics - Managing Scientific Data (Hardcover)
Zoe Lacroix, Terence Critchlow
R1,558 Discovery Miles 15 580 Special order

Life science data integration and interoperability is one of the most challenging problems facing bioinformatics today. In the current age of the life sciences, investigators have to interpret many types of information from a variety of sources: lab instruments, public databases, gene expression profiles, raw sequence traces, single nucleotide polymorphisms, chemical screening data, proteomic data, putative metabolic pathway models, and many others. Unfortunately, scientists are not currently able to easily identify and access this information because of the variety of semantics, interfaces, and data formats used by the underlying data sources.
Bioinformatics: Managing Scientific Data tackles this challenge head-on by discussing the current approaches and variety of systems available to help bioinformaticians with this increasingly complex issue. The heart of the book lies in the collaboration efforts of eight distinct bioinformatics teams that describe their own unique approaches to data integration and interoperability. Each system receives its own chapter where the lead contributors provide precious insight into the specific problems being addressed by the system, why the particular architecture was chosen, and details on the system's strengths and weaknesses. In closing, the editors provide important criteria for evaluating these systems that bioinformatics professionals will find valuable.
* Provides a clear overview of the state-of-the-art in data integration and interoperability in genomics, highlighting a variety of systems and giving insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their different approaches.
* Discusses shared vocabulary, design issues, complexity of use cases, and the difficulties of transferring existing data management approaches to bioinformatics systems, which serves to connect computer and life scientists.
* Written by the primary contributors of eight reputable bioinformatics systems in academia and industry including: BioKris, TAMBIS, K2, GeneExpress, P/FDM, MBM, SDSC, SRS, and DiscoveryLink.

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
R2,014 Discovery Miles 20 140 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
R1,992 Discovery Miles 19 920 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

JDBC - Practical Guide for Java Programmers (Paperback): Gregory Speegle JDBC - Practical Guide for Java Programmers (Paperback)
Gregory Speegle
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 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. G. Cattell, Douglas K. Barry, Mark Berler, Jeff Eastman, David Jordan,... The Object Data Standard - ODMG 3.0 (Paperback)
R. G. Cattell, Douglas K. Barry, Mark Berler, Jeff Eastman, David Jordan, …
R1,799 Discovery Miles 17 990 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.

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