Relational Database Systems: An Introduction

In This Chapter

•   Database Systems: An Overview

•   Relational Database Systems

•   Database Design

•   Syntax Conventions

This chapter describes database systems in general. First, it discusses what a database system is, and which components it contains. Each component is described briefly, with a reference to the chapter in which it is described in detail. The second major section of the chapter is dedicated to relational database systems. It discusses the properties of relational database systems and the corresponding language used in such systems—Structured Query Language (SQL).

Generally, before you implement a database, you have to design it, with all its objects. The third ...

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