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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
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Within 8 - 15 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
R1,455 R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Save R235 (16%) Within 8 - 15 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
R1,557 R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Save R224 (14%) Within 8 - 15 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!

Principles of Data Integration (Hardcover): Alon Halevy, AnHai Doan, Zachary G. Ives Principles of Data Integration (Hardcover)
Alon Halevy, AnHai Doan, Zachary G. Ives
R1,441 R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Save R236 (16%) Within 8 - 15 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.

Principles of Transaction Processing (Paperback, 2nd edition): Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer Principles of Transaction Processing (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer
R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Within 7 - 11 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
R734 Discovery Miles 7 340 Within 8 - 15 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
R1,285 Discovery Miles 12 850 Within 7 - 11 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
R1,348 R1,198 Discovery Miles 11 980 Save R150 (11%) Within 8 - 15 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.

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
R1,234 R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Save R200 (16%) Within 8 - 15 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."

Distributed Algorithms (Hardcover): Nancy A. Lynch Distributed Algorithms (Hardcover)
Nancy A. Lynch
R2,946 R2,471 Discovery Miles 24 710 Save R475 (16%) Within 8 - 15 working days

In "Distributed Algorithms," Nancy Lynch provides a blueprint for designing, implementing, and analyzing distributed algorithms. She directs her book at a wide audience, including students, programmers, system designers, and researchers.

"Distributed Algorithms" contains the most significant algorithms and impossibility results in the area, all in a simple automata-theoretic setting. The algorithms are proved correct, and their complexity is analyzed according to precisely defined complexity measures. The problems covered include resource allocation, communication, consensus among distributed processes, data consistency, deadlock detection, leader election, global snapshots, and many others.

The material is organized according to the system model first by the timing model and then by the interprocess communication mechanism. The material on system models is isolated in separate chapters for easy reference.

The presentation is completely rigorous, yet is intuitive enough for immediate comprehension. This book familiarizes readers with important problems, algorithms, and impossibility results in the area: readers can then recognize the problems when they arise in practice, apply the algorithms to solve them, and use the impossibility results to determine whether problems are unsolvable. The book also provides readers with the basic mathematical tools for designing new algorithms and proving new impossibility results. In addition, it teaches readers how to reason carefully about distributed algorithms to model them formally, devise precise specifications for their required behavior, prove their correctness, and evaluate their performance with realistic measures."

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
R803 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R93 (12%) Within 8 - 15 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"

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
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Within 7 - 11 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
R1,456 Discovery Miles 14 560 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"

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
R1,604 Discovery Miles 16 040 Within 7 - 11 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
R1,974 Discovery Miles 19 740 Within 7 - 11 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
R1,953 Discovery Miles 19 530 Within 7 - 11 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
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Within 7 - 11 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, …
R1,764 Discovery Miles 17 640 Within 7 - 11 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
R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Within 7 - 11 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

A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Don Chamberlin A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Don Chamberlin
R2,370 Discovery Miles 23 700 Within 7 - 11 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

Principles of Database Query Processing for Advanced Applications (Hardcover): Clement T. Yu, Weiyi Meng Principles of Database Query Processing for Advanced Applications (Hardcover)
Clement T. Yu, Weiyi Meng
R2,637 Discovery Miles 26 370 Within 7 - 11 working days

The aim of query processing is to find information in one or more databases and deliver it to the user quickly and efficiently. Traditional techniques work well for databases with standard, single-site relational structures, but databases containing more complex and diverse types of data demand new query processing and optimization techniques.

Most real-world data is not well structured. Today's databases typically contain much non-structured data such as text, images, video, and audio, often distributed across computer networks. In this complex milieu
(typified by the world wide Web), efficient and accurate query processing becomes quite challenging.

Principles of Database Query Processing for Advanced Applications teaches the basic concepts and techniques of query processing and optimization for a variety of data forms and database systems, whether structured or unstructured.
* This is the only reference work that covers query processing and optimization techniques for structured and unstructured data, written with the non-expert in mind, with a minimum of mathematical details.
* This book teaches query processing techniques for multimedia, object-oriented, deductive, parallel, and distributed databases, as well as heterogeneous multidatabase systems, fuzzy relational databases, and
techniques for different types of unstructured data.
* Each chapter contains examples, tables and figures, class exercises, and a detailed bibliography.

Predictive Data Mining - A Practical Guide (Paperback): Sholom M. Weiss, Nitin Indurkhya Predictive Data Mining - A Practical Guide (Paperback)
Sholom M. Weiss, Nitin Indurkhya
R1,655 Discovery Miles 16 550 Within 7 - 11 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."

Joe Celko's Data and Databases - Concepts in Practice (Paperback): Joe Celko Joe Celko's Data and Databases - Concepts in Practice (Paperback)
Joe Celko
R1,761 Discovery Miles 17 610 Within 7 - 11 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.

Web Server Technology (Paperback): Nancy J Yeager, Robert E. McGrath Web Server Technology (Paperback)
Nancy J Yeager, Robert E. McGrath
R1,861 Discovery Miles 18 610 Within 7 - 11 working days

The success of the web depends not only on the creation of stimulating and valuable information, but also on the speed, efficiency and convenient delivery of this information to the Web consumer. This authoritative presentation of web server technology takes you beyond the basics to provide the underlying principles and technical details of how WWW servers really work. It explains current technology and suggests enhanced and expanded methods for disseminating information via the Web.


* Covers measurement of WWW component performance--the networks, server hardware, and operating systems--and suggests alternative Web server software designs for improving performance.
* Explains the costs and benefits of mirroring and caching Web documents.
* Surveys the web's current search tools and uses the library system as a model layout to illustrate indexing, searching, and retrieval techniques.
* Assesses web security hazards and presents mechanisms for combating these vulnerabilities, including an in-depth discussion of firewalls.
* Analyzes the risks and explains the technologies used in a variety of services available for making monetary transactions online.

Relational Database Systems (Hardcover): Dan A. Simovici, Richard L. Tenney Relational Database Systems (Hardcover)
Dan A. Simovici, Richard L. Tenney
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Relational Database Systems provides a timely introduction to the type of systems that are the current mainstay of the database management field. This book serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an informative reference for researchers and professionals in all database aspects of computer science. It presents important querying systems including SQL and QUEL, and covers their respective theoretical foundations in relational algebra, tuple calculus, and domain calculus.
The presentation of SQL adheres to the ANSI standard; however, the book discusses the most popular SQL dialects; a separate chapter covers imbedded SQL. The text also contains references to many significant relational database products, including INGRES, ORACLE, DB2, PARADOX, and SYBASE.
Relational Database Systems concentrates on those issues that are most relevant to database design and application development. Exercises that constitute important extensions of the material are provided at the end of each chapter. The book assumes a knowledge of programming languages and datastructures, and some mathematical induction.
Key Features
* Includes coverage of embedded SQL, the most important existing application development tool
* Presents query systems within their theoretical context
* Discusses supporting mathematical theory
* Offers a comparison of SQL dialects
* Provides supplemental exercises for each chapter
* Contains references to significant relational database products, including INGRES, ORACLE, DB2, PARADOX, and SYBASE

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