Data Modeling Essentials

Other | December 1, 2004

bySimsion, Graeme, Graeme Simsion, Graham Witt

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Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition, covers the basics of data modeling while focusing on developing a facility in techniques, rather than a simple familiarization with "the rules". In order to enable students to apply the basics of data modeling to real models, the book addresses the realities of developing systems in real-world situations by assessing the merits of a variety of possible solutions as well as using language and diagramming methods that represent industry practice.

This revised edition has been given significantly expanded coverage and reorganized for greater reader comprehension even as it retains its distinctive hallmarks of readability and usefulness. Beginning with the basics, the 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. It includes an entirely new section discussing the development of logical and physical modeling, along with new material describing a powerful technique for model verification. It also provides an excellent resource for additional lectures and exercises.

This text is the ideal reference for data modelers, data architects, database designers, DBAs, and systems analysts, as well as undergraduate and graduate-level 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.

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Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition, covers the basics of data modeling while focusing on developing a facility in techniques, rather than a simple familiarization with "the rules". In order to enable students to apply the basics of data modeling to real models, the book addresses the realities of developing systems in real-world s...

Graham C. Witt is an independent consultant with over 30 years of experience in assisting enterprises to acquire relevant and effective IT solutions. His clients include major banks and other financial institutions; businesses in the insurance, utilities, transport and telecommunications sectors; and a wide variety of government agenci...

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Format:OtherDimensions:560 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2004Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080488676

ISBN - 13:9780080488677

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Table of Contents

Part I: Basics

Chapter 1: What is Data Modeling?
Chapter 2: Basics of Good Structure
Chapter 3: The Entity-Relationship Approach
Chapter 4: Subtypes & Supertypes
Chapter 5: Attributes and Columns
Chapter 6: Primary Keys and Identity
Chapter 7: Extensions and Alternatives

Part II: Putting it Together

Chapter 8: Organizing the Data Modeling Task
Chapter 9: Understanding the Business Requirements
Chapter 10: Conceptual Modeling
Chapter 11: Logical Database Design
Chapter 12: Physical Database Design

Part III: Advanced Topics

Chapter 13: Advanced Normalization
Chapter 14: Modeling Business Rules
Chapter 15: Time-Dependent Data
Chapter 16: Modeling for Data Warehouses and Data Marts
Chapter 17: Enterprise Data Models and Data Management