About the Author

C. J. Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database technology. He is best known for his book An Introduction to Database Systems (8th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004), which has sold some 900,000 copies at the time of writing and is used in several hundred colleges and universities worldwide. He is also the author of many other books on database management, the following among them:

  • From Addison-Wesley: Databases, Types, and the Relational Model: The Third Manifesto (3rd edition, with Hugh Darwen, 2007)

  • From Trafford: Logic and Databases: The Roots of Relational Theory (2007) and Database Explorations: Essays on The Third Manifesto and Related Topics (with Hugh Darwen, 2010)

  • From Ventus: Go Faster! The TransRelationalTM Approach to DBMS Implementation (2002, 2011)

  • From O’Reilly: Database Design and RelationalTheory: Normal Forms and All That Jazz (2012); View Updating and Relational Theory: Solving the View Update Problem (2013); Relational Theory for Computer Professionals: What Relational Databases Are Really All About (2013); and SQL and Relational Theory: How to Write Accurate SQL Code (3rd edition, 2015)

  • From Morgan Kaufmann: Time and Relational Theory: Temporal Data in the Relational Model and SQL (with Hugh Darwen and Nikos A. Lorentzos, 2014)

Mr. Date was inducted into the Computing Industry Hall of Fame in 2004. He enjoys a reputation that is second to none for his ability to explain complex technical ...

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