Appropriate for Introductory Database courses for information systems students (beginning and advanced) at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Also suitable for a larger information systems curriculum that includes business programming, systems analysis, system design, and data communication. Comprehensive coverage of business database systems is organized around the database development life cycle, providing a basis for discussing conceptual and implementation design, database implementation, and the management environment.
Conceptual data modeling serves as a premise for a discussion of conceptual design and as a means for design implementation using the relational, hierarchical, and network models.
Client/server database implementations and knowledge-base systems are included among database planning and administration, DBMS selection, and security and integrity that are formulated into a framework of strategic and tactical management issues.