Database Management Systems, known for its practical emphasis and comprehensive coverage,
has quickly become one of the leading texts for database courses. The third edition features new material on database application development, with a focus on Internet applications. The handson approach introduce students to current standards, including JDBC, XML, and 3-tier application architecture. A new, flexible organization allows instructors to teach either an applications-oriented course. The revised "part" organization with new overview chapters makes it easy to select the chapters you need; in-depth chapters within each part can be optional. This very current new edition also features pedagogical improvements (e.g., chapter objectives, review questions) and updated and extended discussions of data mining, database tuning wizards, decision support, information retrieval, Internet security, object-oriented databases, transaction processing, and XML data management. The coverage has been revised and expanded throughout to reflect the new SQL: 1999 standard.