This book aims to provide the theoretical and practical examples for users, necessary for the development and usage of applications with databases. A database system integrates and interferes with multiple technologies. Therefore, the user must know the minimum mandatory set of related concepts and their practical approach.
In this book, the theoretical concepts are exemplified in SQL, using Oracle DBMS syntax. At the end of each chapter, there are presented both theoretical and practical SQL tests. Also, each chapter has at the end a summary, bibliography notes and the keywords that were used. The book contains several annexes, which have comparative summaries.
Introduction to Databases, written in English, is useful for developing applications with relational databases and is intended for both specialists in informatics, which accumulate concepts and working methods, and for students’ systematic learning and evaluation.
The main chapters are: Database theory, Organizing data in external memory, Relational databases, SQL – relational language, Methodology for developing a database, Introduction to object-oriented databases, Indexing and Clusters management in relational databases.