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For undergraduate database management students or business professionals


Here’s practical help for understanding, creating, and managing small databases—from two of the world’s leading database authorities. Database Concepts gives undergraduate database management students and business professionals alike a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software, using Access 2016 to illustrate the concepts and techniques. Three projects run throughout the text, to show students how to apply the concepts to real-life business situations. The text provides flexibility for choosing the software instructors want to use in class; allows students to work with new, complete databases, including Wedgewood Pacific, Heather Sweeney Designs, and Wallingford Motors; and includes coverage for some of the latest information on databases available.


Teaching and Learning Experience
This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here's how:

  • Provides a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software

  • Uses Access 2013 to illustrate the concepts and techniques while also providing flexibility to choose the software used in class

  • Allows students to work with new, complete databases

  • Includes coverage of some of the latest information available

Author Biography

David M. Kroenke entered  the computing profession as a summer intern at the RAND Corporation  in 1967. Since then, his career has spanned  education,  industry, consulting, and publishing.

He has taught at the University of Washington, Colorado State University, and Seattle University. Over the years, he has led dozens of teaching seminars for college professors. In 1991 the International Association of Information Systems named him Computer Educator of the Year.

In  industry,  Kroenke  has  worked  for  the  U.S. Air  Force  and  Boeing Computer Services, and he was a principal in the startup of three companies. He was also vice presi- dent of product  marketing and development for the Microrim Corporation  and was chief technologist for the database division of Wall Data, Inc. He is the father of the semantic object data model. Kroenke’s consulting clients include IBM Corporation,  Microsoft, Computer Sciences Corporation,  and numerous other companies and organizations.

His text Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation,  first pub- lished in 1977, is now in its 14th edition (coauthored  with David Auer for the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th editions). He introduced  Database Concepts (now in the eighth edition that you are reading) in 2003. Kroenke has published many other textbooks, including the clas- sic Business Computer Systems (1981). Recently, he has authored  Using MIS (8th edition), Experiencing MIS  (6th  edition),  MIS  Essentials (4th  edition),  Processes, Systems  and Information: An Introduction to MIS (2nd edition) (coauthored  with Earl McKinney), and Essentials of Processes, Systems and Information (coauthored with Earl McKinney).

An avid sailor, Kroenke also wrote Know Your Boat: The Guide to Everything That Makes Your Boat Work. Kroenke lives in Seattle, Washington. He is married and has two children and three grandchildren.

David J. Auer is a Senior Instructor Emeritus at the College of Business (CBE) of Western Washington  University in  Bellingham, WA.  He  served  as the  director  of Information Systems and Technology Services at CBE from 1994 to 2014 and taught in CBE’s Department  of Decision Sciences from 1981 to 2015. He has taught CBE courses in quan- titative methods, production  and operations management, statistics, finance, and manage- ment information systems. Besides managing CBE’s computer,  network, and other technology resources, he also teaches management information  systems courses. He has taught the Principles of Management Information  Systems and Business Database Development courses, and he was responsible for developing CBE’s network infrastructure courses, including Computer Hardware and Operating Systems, Telecommunications, and Network Administration.

 He  has  coauthored  several MIS-related  textbooks,  including  Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation, first published in 1977, is now in its 14th edi- tion (coauthored with David Kroenke for the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th editions), and Database Concepts, now  in  the  eighth  edition  that  you  are  reading  (coauthored  with David Kroenke for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th editions).

 Auer holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Washington, a bachelor’s degree in mathematics  and economics from Western  Washington  University, a master’s degree in economics from Western Washington University, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Western Washington University. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, and he has also worked as an organizational development specialist and therapist for an employee assistance program (EAP).

Auer and his wife, Donna, live in Bellingham, Washington. He has two children and four grandchildren.

Scott L. Vandenberg has been on the Computer Science faculty at Siena College since 1993, where he regularly teaches three different database courses at several levels to both computer science and business majors. Prior to arriving at Siena, he taught undergraduate and  graduate  courses in database  systems at the  University of Massachusetts—Amherst. Since arriving at Siena, he also taught graduate and undergraduate  database courses at the University of Washington—Seattle. He has developed five different database courses over this time. His other teaching experience includes introductory computer science, introduc- tory programming, data structures, management information systems, and three years teaching Siena’s required interdisciplinary freshman writing course.

 Vandenberg’s recent research publications are mainly in the areas of computer science education and data science applications, with earlier work on query optimization and alge- braic query languages. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Cornell University and master’s and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Medieval history and playing hockey are two things that can tear him away from a database. Vandenberg lives in Averill Park, NY, with his wife, Kristin, and two children.

Robert C. Yoder began his professional career at the University at Albany as a systems pro-grammer managing mainframes and Unix servers. He has two years of research experience working on 3-D solid modeling systems. Robert holds BS and MS degrees in computer science and a PhD in information science, all from the University at Albany.

 Yoder joined the Computer Science department at Siena College in 2001 and teaches Business Database, Management Information  Systems, Geographic  Information  Systems, Data Structures, Networks, and Operating Systems courses. Yoder lives in Niskayuna, NY, with his wife, Diane, and two children and enjoys traveling, hiking, and walking his dog.


Table of Contents


1   Getting Started      3

2   The Relational Model      70

3   Structured Query Language      133


PAR T   2      DATABASE DESIGN       261

4    Data Modeling and the Entity- Relationship Model          263

5   Database Design      315


PAR T   3      DATABASE MANAGEMENT       361

6   Database Administration     363

7   Database Processing

Applications      420

8   Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence

Systems, and Big Data       486


Glossary     541


Index      553




Appendix A:  Getting Started with

Microsoft SQL Server


Appendix B:  Getting Started with

Oracle Database XE

 Appendix C:  Getting Started with MySQL 5.7 Community Server

Appendix D:  James River Jewelry

Project Questions

Appendix E:  Advanced SQL

Appendix F:  Getting Started in Systems

Analysis and Design

Appendix G: Getting Started with

Microsoft Visio 2016

Appendix H: The Access Workbench– Section H–Microsoft Access 2016 Switchboards

Appendix I:   Getting Started with Web Servers, PHP, and the NetBeans IDE

Appendix J:    Business Intelligence


Appendix K: Big Data


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