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Database Systems by Shripad V. Godbole, Elvis C. Foster

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CHAPTER 9

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Relational System — a Closer Look

We have covered much ground in our study of database systems. We have also established the importance of the relational model and its significant contribution to the field of database systems. We now pause to conduct a more enlightened discussion of this contribution and its effect on the field. This rather short chapter proceeds under the following subtopics:

  • The Relational Model Summarized
  • Ramifications of the Relational Model
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

9.1 The Relational Model Summarized

Figure 9-1 summarizes the salient features of the relational model that have been established so far.

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