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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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Preface

Rapid advances in computing and communication technologies and ever-reducing computer costs have resulted in phenomenal growth of computer applications in everyday life. Also, the dependence of the business establishment on computers is increasing at an accelerated pace, making the 21st century an information-intensive business environment. The key to success of a modern business is an effective data-management strategy and interactive data-analysis capabilities.

To meet these challenges, database management has also evolved from a specialised computer application to a central component of the modern computing environment. Earlier, data stored in databases was relatively simple. In the past few years, however, there has been an increasing ...

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