Transactional Information Systems

Author: Gerhard Weikum
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558605084
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

This book describes the theory, algorithms, and practical implementation techniques behind transaction processing in information technology systems.

Morgan Kaufmann series in data management systems

Author: Stefano Ceri
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558608435
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Technologies for web applications -- Data model -- Hypertext model -- Content management model -- Advanced hypertext model -- Overview of the development process -- Requirements specifications -- Data design -- Hypertext design -- Architecture design -- Data implementation -- Hypertext implementation -- Advanced hypertext implementation -- Tools for model-based development of web applications.

Fuzzy Modeling and Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining and Exploration

Author: Earl Cox
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780121942755
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

Fuzzy Modeling and Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining and Exploration is a handbook for analysts, engineers, and managers involved in developing data mining models in business and government. As you'll discover, fuzzy systems are extraordinarily valuable tools for representing and manipulating all kinds of data, and genetic algorithms and evolutionary programming techniques drawn from biology provide the most effective means for designing and tuning these systems. You don't need a background in fuzzy modeling or genetic algorithms to benefit, for this book provides it, along with detailed instruction in methods that you can immediately put to work in your own projects. The author provides many diverse examples and also an extended example in which evolutionary strategies are used to create a complex scheduling system. Written to provide analysts, engineers, and managers with the background and specific instruction needed to develop and implement more effective data mining systems Helps you to understand the trade-offs implicit in various models and model architectures Provides extensive coverage of fuzzy SQL querying, fuzzy clustering, and fuzzy rule induction Lays out a roadmap for exploring data, selecting model system measures, organizing adaptive feedback loops, selecting a model configuration, implementing a working model, and validating the final model In an extended example, applies evolutionary programming techniques to solve a complicated scheduling problem Presents examples in C, C++, Java, and easy-to-understand pseudo-code Extensive online component, including sample code and a complete data mining workbench

Advanced SQL 1999

Author: Jim Melton
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558606777
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

This guide documents SQL: 1999Us advanced features in the same practical, "programmercentric" way that the first volume documented the language's basic features. This is no mere representation of the standard, but rather authoritative guidance on making an application conform to it, both formally and effectively.

Data Model Patterns A Metadata Map

Author: David C. Hay
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080477038
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Genre: Computers

Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map not only presents a conceptual model of a metadata repository but also demonstrates a true enterprise data model of the information technology industry itself. It provides a step-by-step description of the model and is organized so that different readers can benefit from different parts. It offers a view of the world being addressed by all the techniques, methods, and tools of the information processing industry (for example, object-oriented design, CASE, business process re-engineering, etc.) and presents several concepts that need to be addressed by such tools. This book is pertinent, with companies and government agencies realizing that the data they use represent a significant corporate resource recognize the need to integrate data that has traditionally only been available from disparate sources. An important component of this integration is management of the "metadata" that describe, catalogue, and provide access to the various forms of underlying business data. The "metadata repository" is essential to keep track of the various physical components of these systems and their semantics. The book is ideal for data management professionals, data modeling and design professionals, and data warehouse and database repository designers. A comprehensive work based on the Zachman Framework for information architecture—encompassing the Business Owner's, Architect's, and Designer's views, for all columns (data, activities, locations, people, timing, and motivation) Provides a step-by-step description of model and is organized so that different readers can benefit from different parts Provides a view of the world being addressed by all the techniques, methods and tools of the information processing industry (for example, object-oriented design, CASE, business process re-engineering, etc.) Presents many concepts that are not currently being addressed by such tools — and should be

Querying XML

Author: Jim Melton
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0080540163
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Computers

XML has become the lingua franca for representing business data, for exchanging information between business partners and applications, and for adding structure– and sometimes meaning—to text-based documents. XML offers some special challenges and opportunities in the area of search: querying XML can produce very precise, fine-grained results, if you know how to express and execute those queries. For software developers and systems architects: this book teaches the most useful approaches to querying XML documents and repositories. This book will also help managers and project leaders grasp how “querying XML fits into the larger context of querying and XML. Querying XML provides a comprehensive background from fundamental concepts (What is XML?) to data models (the Infoset, PSVI, XQuery Data Model), to APIs (querying XML from SQL or Java) and more. * Presents the concepts clearly, and demonstrates them with illustrations and examples; offers a thorough mastery of the subject area in a single book. * Provides comprehensive coverage of XML query languages, and the concepts needed to understand them completely (such as the XQuery Data Model). * Shows how to query XML documents and data using: XPath (the XML Path Language); XQuery, soon to be the new W3C Recommendation for querying XML; XQuery's companion XQueryX; and SQL, featuring the SQL/XML * Includes an extensive set of XQuery, XPath, SQL, Java, and other examples, with links to downloadable code and data samples.

SQL 1999

Author: Jim Melton
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080517605
Release Date: 2001-05-30
Genre: Computers

SQL: 1999 is the best way to make the leap from SQL-92 to SQL:1999, but it is much more than just a simple bridge between the two. The latest from celebrated SQL experts Jim Melton and Alan Simon, SQL:1999 is a comprehensive, eminently practical account of SQL's latest incarnation and a potent distillation of the details required to put it to work. Written to accommodate both novice and experienced SQL users, SQL:1999 focuses on the language's capabilities, from the basic to the advanced, and the ways that real applications take advantage of them. Throughout, the authors illustrate features and techniques with clear and often entertaining references to their own custom database. Gives authoritative coverage from an expert team that includes the editor of the SQL-92 and SQL:1999 standards. Provides a general introduction to SQL that helps you understand its constituent parts, history, and place in the realm of computer languages. Explains SQL:1999's more sophisticated features, including advanced value expressions, predicates, advanced SQL query expressions, and support for active databases. Explores key issues for programmers linking applications to SQL databases. Provides guidance on troubleshooting, internationalization, and changes anticipated in the next version of SQL. Contains appendices devoted to database design, a complete SQL:1999 example, the standardization process, and more.

Joe Celko s Thinking in Sets Auxiliary Temporal and Virtual Tables in SQL

Author: Joe Celko
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 008055752X
Release Date: 2008-01-22
Genre: Computers

Perfectly intelligent programmers often struggle when forced to work with SQL. Why? Joe Celko believes the problem lies with their procedural programming mindset, which keeps them from taking full advantage of the power of declarative languages. The result is overly complex and inefficient code, not to mention lost productivity. This book will change the way you think about the problems you solve with SQL programs.. Focusing on three key table-based techniques, Celko reveals their power through detailed examples and clear explanations. As you master these techniques, you’ll find you are able to conceptualize problems as rooted in sets and solvable through declarative programming. Before long, you’ll be coding more quickly, writing more efficient code, and applying the full power of SQL • Filled with the insights of one of the world’s leading SQL authorities - noted for his knowledge and his ability to teach what he knows. • Focuses on auxiliary tables (for computing functions and other values by joins), temporal tables (for temporal queries, historical data, and audit information), and virtual tables (for improved performance). • Presents clear guidance for selecting and correctly applying the right table technique.

Joe Celko s SQL Puzzles and Answers

Author: Joe Celko
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080491685
Release Date: 2006-10-09
Genre: Computers

Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers, Second Edition, challenges you with his trickiest puzzles and then helps solve them with a variety of solutions and explanations. Author Joe Celko demonstrates the thought processes that are involved in attacking a problem from an SQL perspective to help advanced database programmers solve the puzzles you frequently face. These techniques not only help with the puzzle at hand, but also help develop the mindset needed to solve the many difficult SQL puzzles you face every day. This updated edition features many new puzzles; dozens of new solutions to puzzles; and new chapters on temporal query puzzles and common misconceptions about SQL and RDBMS that leads to problems. This book is recommended for database programmers with a good knowledge of SQL. A great collection of tricky SQL puzzles with a variety of solutions and explanations Uses the proven format of puzzles and solutions to provide a user-friendly, practical look into SQL programming problems - many of which will help users solve their own problems New edition features: Many new puzzles added!, Dozens of new solutions to puzzles, and using features in SQL-99, Code is edited to conform to SQL STYLE rules, New chapter on temporal query puzzles, New chapter on common misconceptions about SQL and RDBMS that leads to problems

Data Mining

Author: Ian H. Witten
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008047702X
Release Date: 2005-07-13
Genre: Computers

Data Mining, Second Edition, describes data mining techniques and shows how they work. The book is a major revision of the first edition that appeared in 1999. While the basic core remains the same, it has been updated to reflect the changes that have taken place over five years, and now has nearly double the references. The highlights of this new edition include thirty new technique sections; an enhanced Weka machine learning workbench, which now features an interactive interface; comprehensive information on neural networks; a new section on Bayesian networks; and much more. This text is designed for information systems practitioners, programmers, consultants, developers, information technology managers, specification writers as well as professors and students of graduate-level data mining and machine learning courses. Algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining—including tried and true techniques as well as leading edge methods Performance improvement techniques that work by transforming the input or output

Database Modeling and Design

Author: Toby J. Teorey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080470777
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Genre: Computers

Database Modeling and Design, Fourth Edition, the extensively revised edition of the classic logical database design reference, explains how you can model and design your database application in consideration of new technology or new business needs. It is an ideal text for a stand-alone data management course focused on logical database design, or a supplement to an introductory text for introductory database management. This book features clear explanations, lots of terrific examples and an illustrative case, and practical advice, with design rules that are applicable to any SQL-based system. The common examples are based on real-life experiences and have been thoroughly class-tested. The text takes a detailed look at the Unified Modeling Language (UML-2) as well as the entity-relationship (ER) approach for data requirements specification and conceptual modeling - complemented with examples for both approaches. It also discusses the use of data modeling concepts in logical database design; the transformation of the conceptual model to the relational model and to SQL syntax; the fundamentals of database normalization through the fifth normal form; and the major issues in business intelligence such as data warehousing, OLAP for decision support systems, and data mining. There are examples for how to use the most popular CASE tools to handle complex data modeling problems, along with exercises that test understanding of all material, plus solutions for many exercises. Lecture notes and a solutions manual are also available. This edition will appeal to professional data modelers and database design professionals, including database application designers, and database administrators (DBAs); new/novice data management professionals, such as those working on object oriented database design; and students in second courses in database focusing on design. + a detailed look at the Unified Modeling Language (UML-2) as well as the entity-relationship (ER) approach for data requirements specification and conceptual modeling--with examples throughout the book in both approaches! + the details and examples of how to use data modeling concepts in logical database design, and the transformation of the conceptual model to the relational model and to SQL syntax; + the fundamentals of database normalization through the fifth normal form; + practical coverage of the major issues in business intelligence--data warehousing, OLAP for decision support systems, and data mining; + examples for how to use the most popular CASE tools to handle complex data modeling problems. + Exercises that test understanding of all material, plus solutions for many exercises.

Database Tuning

Author: Dennis Shasha
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080503780
Release Date: 2002-06-07
Genre: Computers

Tuning your database for optimal performance means more than following a few short steps in a vendor-specific guide. For maximum improvement, you need a broad and deep knowledge of basic tuning principles, the ability to gather data in a systematic way, and the skill to make your system run faster. This is an art as well as a science, and Database Tuning: Principles, Experiments, and Troubleshooting Techniques will help you develop portable skills that will allow you to tune a wide variety of database systems on a multitude of hardware and operating systems. Further, these skills, combined with the scripts provided for validating results, are exactly what you need to evaluate competing database products and to choose the right one. Forward by Jim Gray, with invited chapters by Joe Celko and Alberto Lerner Includes industrial contributions by Bill McKenna (RedBrick/Informix), Hany Saleeb (Oracle), Tim Shetler (TimesTen), Judy Smith (Deutsche Bank), and Ron Yorita (IBM) Covers the entire system environment: hardware, operating system, transactions, indexes, queries, table design, and application analysis Contains experiments (scripts available on the author's site) to help you verify a system's effectiveness in your own environment Presents special topics, including data warehousing, Web support, main memory databases, specialized databases, and financial time series Describes performance-monitoring techniques that will help you recognize and troubleshoot problems

Moving Objects Databases

Author: Ralf Hartmut Güting
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780120887996
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

First uniform treatment of moving objects databases, the technology that supports GPS and RFID data analysis.

Location Based Services

Author: Jochen Schiller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080491723
Release Date: 2004-05-21
Genre: Computers

Location-based services (LBS) are a new concept integrating a user’s geographic location with the general notion of services, such as dialing an emergency number from a cell phone or using a navigation system in a car. Incorporating both mobile communication and spatial data, these applications represent a novel challenge both conceptually and technically. The purpose of this book is to describe, in an accessible fashion, the various concepts underlying mobile location-based services. These range from general application-related ideas to technical aspects. Each chapter starts with a high level of abstraction and drills down to the technical details. Contributors examine each application from all necessary perspectives, namely, requirements, services, data, and scalability. An illustrative example begins early in the book and runs throughout, serving as a reference. · This book defines the LBS field and identifies its capabilities, challenges, and technologies. · The contributors are recognized experts from academia and industry. · Coverage includes navigation systems, middleware, interoperability, standards, and mobile communications. · A sample application, the "find-friend" application, is used throughout the book to integrate the concepts discussed in each chapter.

Data Preparation for Data Mining Using SAS

Author: Mamdouh Refaat
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080491006
Release Date: 2010-07-27
Genre: Computers

Are you a data mining analyst, who spends up to 80% of your time assuring data quality, then preparing that data for developing and deploying predictive models? And do you find lots of literature on data mining theory and concepts, but when it comes to practical advice on developing good mining views find little “how to information? And are you, like most analysts, preparing the data in SAS? This book is intended to fill this gap as your source of practical recipes. It introduces a framework for the process of data preparation for data mining, and presents the detailed implementation of each step in SAS. In addition, business applications of data mining modeling require you to deal with a large number of variables, typically hundreds if not thousands. Therefore, the book devotes several chapters to the methods of data transformation and variable selection. A complete framework for the data preparation process, including implementation details for each step. The complete SAS implementation code, which is readily usable by professional analysts and data miners. A unique and comprehensive approach for the treatment of missing values, optimal binning, and cardinality reduction. Assumes minimal proficiency in SAS and includes a quick-start chapter on writing SAS macros.