Media praise for The Relational Database Dictionary

"A dictionary about relational databases. What a brilliant idea! An informed reader may rectify me later, but to the best of my knowledge, this book is the first and only dictionary of its kind. Apart from the necessity of the book itself, there are a few other good reasons for it:

  • The book is RDBMS independent.
  • The price is outstanding.
  • The format is very handy. "
    -- Jude O'Kelly,

  • "I can think of nothing else I'd want in a book of this type. It's a perfect reference for modelers...I often find that modeling mishaps happen from misconceptions in definitions and applications of modeling principles. This book should clear a lot of those up and give you a definitive resource for answers. The definitions may not always be understood, but they're definitely always clear and with some good study, perfectly understandable. I've always been a fan of Date's writings, and this book has made it to my permanent bookshelf. It's small enough to carry around with you everywhere without getting in the way, or wearing you down."
    -- Sean McCown, ITBookworm

    "I don't care how long you've been in IT... If you get into a conversation with a hard-core data modeler, they will have you lost in language in a matter of 10 minutes or less. If you want to understand the precise terminology and meanings behind the words, this book might be your best short-term bet -- The Relational Database Dictionary by C. J. Date...If you're going to be spending time in the relational database world, you'll need to know this information. It's all packaged up in a concise format that will make it an oft-visited volume."
    -- Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings

    "Written by a renown pioneer in the field of relational database technology, this handy pocket-sized reference contains complete and authoritative definitions of more than 600 terms."
    -- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

    "For those seeking precise and unambiguous definitions of relational database terms and concepts, this book is definitely the place to look."
    -- Pan Pantziarka,

    "If you care about the precise definition of terms like atomic statement, conjunctive normal form, decidability, intended interpretation, etc., The Dictionary is definitely for you."
    -- Ed Schaefer,

    "This small, focused reference work attempts to establish a common vocabulary of over 600 terms for professionals in the fields of database design and management. Each term or concept is well-defined, and examples are frequently provided for greater clarification...The author calls this new work a "dictionary with an attitude" as the work reflects his own beliefs and opinions."
    -- G.A. Wasdin, The New York Public Library

    "A dictionary about relational databases. What a brilliant idea! the best of my knowledge, this book is the first and only dictionary of its kind."
    --Jude O'Kelly,