The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis : A Historical Account and Assessment of E. F. Codd's Contribution to the Field of Database Technology



The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis : A Historical Account and Assessment of E. F. Codd's Contribution to the Field of Database TechnologyThe Database Relational Model A Retrospective Review And Analysis Is A Retrospective Of E.F Codd S Original Ideas In Which C.J Date Revisits The Original Papers, Highlights Their Critical Contributions To The Basis Of Relational Database Management Systems, And Discusses The Current Day Applications Of These Ideas Codd S Relational Model, First Presented To The World In A Series Of Research Papers From 1969 To 1979, Was At The Time Revolutionary More Than 30 Years Later, However, It Seems That The Database Community In General Has Come To Regard The Relational Model As Somewhat Passe And No Longer Relevant, Even Though The Entire Database Industry Is Founded On That Model Two Factors That Might Explain This Are That Several Of Codd S Original Papers Have Since Become Hard To Find, And Some Of His Writings Were Somewhat Difficult To Read And Understand This Book Aims To Clearly Evaluate Codd S Original Ideas And Relate Them To Today S Database Society.

Christopher J Date born 1941 is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database theory from

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  • The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis : A Historical Account and Assessment of E. F. Codd's Contribution to the Field of Database Technology
  • C.J. Date
  • English
  • 07 December 2017
  • 9780201612943

10 thoughts on “The Database Relational Model: A Retrospective Review and Analysis : A Historical Account and Assessment of E. F. Codd's Contribution to the Field of Database Technology

  1. Jerome Lusa says:

    This book is a thinly veiled critique, rather than review, of Codd s seminal works In place of direct quotes from Codd, we are left with Date s paraphrasing Of the 61 bibliographic references given, 27 are to Date s own work and 2 are to pieces that he published jointly The book wastes a good amount of text on introspective commentary of the form now I m going to discuss so I have discussed as I previously discussed This style might be understandable in the magazine articles from which the text was derived, as a means of maintaining continuity between issues It is glaringly unnecessary in a short book of 139 pages I expected a comprehensive effort at re editing those articles when published in book form.There are several places where Date explicitly states the places where he has omitted related details He also mentions g...

  2. Chris says:

    It seemed to be a heavy mixture of criticism and egoism wrapped around the relational model definition of than 40 years ago I like the mathematical definition of the RM, but that credit can go to Codd, not Date I m sure this is a valuable critique to some

  3. John Moss says:

    Good reading for in depth database design I refer back to it quite often

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