Believe it or not, the market is barren for the person who wants a basic and simpleto-read book on databases. When I was approached with this book project, I said to myself, “There must be a ton of books on the market that explains fundamental database concepts for the beginner.” To my amazement and astonishment, I found very few resources. At that moment, it became clear that this project needed to see the light of day.

The hardest part in any task is getting started. After you get on the path, and perhaps most importantly the right path, the rest is easy. The goal of this book is to point you in the right direction as you begin your journey through the world of database technology.

The goal of this book is to be “specific-database-product” ...

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