Data Modeling Essentials

ISBN-10: 0126445516
ISBN-13: 9780126445510
Authors: Graeme Simsion, Graham Witt
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Author bio:

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Melbourne, he conducted the largest published study of data modeling practitioners in attempt to answer this question: Is data modeling better characterized as description or design? His thesis, Data Modeling: Description or Design, was published in 2006. He won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project, which was published in 2013. The screenplay for this book has been optioned to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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 agencies. A former guest lecturer on Database Systems at University of Melbourne, he is a frequent presenter at international data management conferences.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Number of pages: 560 Dimensions: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 2.706 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

The basics
What is data modeling?
Basics of sound structure
The entity-relationship approach
Subtypes and supertypes
Attributes and columns
Primary keys and identity
Extensions and alternatives
Putting it together
Organizing the data modeling task
The business requirements
Conceptual data modeling
Logical database design
Physical database design
Advanced topics
Advanced normalization
Modeling business rules
Time-dependent data
Modeling for data warehouses and data marts
Enterprise data models and data management