zyBook - Database Systems with SQL Cover Art

Table of Contents

1.1 Database basics
1.2 Database systems
1.3 Query languages
1.4 Database design and programming
1.5 MySQL

2.1 The relational model
2.2 Tables, columns, and rows
2.3 Null values
2.4 Primary and foreign keys
2.5 Referential integrity
2.6 Inner and outer joins
2.7 View tables
2.8 Normal form

3.1 Entities, relationships, and attributes
3.2 Discovery
3.3 Cardinality
3.4 Independent and dependent entities
3.5 Supertype and subtype entities
3.6 Implementing entities
3.7 Implementing relationships
3.8 Implementing attributes
3.9 Normalization

4.1 Introduction to SQL
4.2 Creating and dropping databases
4.3 Creating and dropping tables
4.4 Primary and foreign key constraints
4.5 Column constraints
4.6 Inserting, updating, and deleting rows
4.7 Selecting rows
4.8 Selecting rows: Additional capabilities
4.9 Functions
4.10 Subqueries
4.11 Complex queries

5.1 Storage media
5.2 Table structures
5.3 Single-level indexes
5.4 Multi-level indexes
5.5 Other indexes
5.6 Tablespaces and partitions
5.7 Physical design

6.1 Transactions
6.2 Schedules
6.3 Concurrency
6.4 Recovery
6.5 Transactions with SQL

7.1 MySQL architecture
7.2 Cloud databases
7.3 Distributed databases
7.4 Replicated databases
7.5 Data warehouses
7.6 Data warehouse design
7.7 Other database architectures

8.1 Simple and complex types
8.2 Collection types
8.3 Document types
8.4 Spatial types
8.5 Object types

9.1 Programming languages
9.2 Embedded SQL
9.3 Procedural SQL
9.4 Application programming interfaces
9.5 Database programming with Python
9.6 Database programming for the web

10.1 Big data
10.2 Key-value databases
10.3 Wide column databases
10.4 Document databases
10.5 Graph databases
10.6 MongoDB

11.1 MySQL Workbench: Import and export
11.2 MySQL Workbench: Stored procedures and functions

What You’ll Find In This zyBook:

More action with less text.

This zyBook provides a highly interactive introduction to databases. Topics include database theory, architecture, design, and programming.

  • The emphasis is on relational databases, but the material also covers NoSQL databases.
  • Features a comprehensive tutorial on the SQL language.
  • Includes hundreds of animations, learning questions, programming exercises, and automatically graded homework.
  • Multiple-choice test questions, suitable for formal exams, are available to instructors.

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“It is already clear that this represents the future of programming text books. Its basic expository content is the equal of any paper text, but it really shines in using the natural advantages of online vs. static teaching material ­ animation and interactivity ­ to excellent effect, giving the student an additional dimension of insight.”


Paul Winsberg
Professor of Computer Science, Berkeley City College

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Frank McCown
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harding University