Database System Concepts, 7/e (Paperback)

Abraham Silberschatz , Henry Korth, S. Sudarshan



  • Description
    Now in its seventh edition. Silberschatz, Korth, and Sudarshan's Database System Concepts is one of the cornerstone texts of database education. It presents the fundamental concepts of database management in an intuitive manner. Chapters 1 to 11 cover concepts and techniques needed to use databases, and to design and build applications. Chapters 12 to 23 cover concepts and techniques related to database internals. while Chapters 24 to 26 cover advanced material. Concepts are presented in a general setting that is not tied to one particular database system. but are annotated with details needed to enable hands-on exercises on specific database systems. Familiarity with basic data structures, computer organization, and a high-level programming language are the only prerequisites.

    The overall style of the prior editions has been retained, while the content and organization continues to evolve to reflect the major changes that have occurred In recent years.

    New to the Seventh Edition
    • Extensive coverage of Big Data systems. from the user perspective (Chapter 10), as well as from an internal perspective (Chapters 20 - 23).
    • Updates to all the internal chapters to reflect current-generation technology, such as solid-state disks, main-memory databases, multi-core systems, and parallel and distributed databases.
    • Additional coverage of semi-structured data management using JSON, RDF, and SPARQL.
    • Updated coverage of temporal data, data analytics. and advanced indexing techniques such as write-optimized indices.
    • Reorganization and update of chapters to better support courses with a significant hands-on component, including use of current-generation application development tools and Big Data systems such as Apache Hadoop and Spark.
    • New chapter on Blockchain Databases (Chapter 26) that introduces blockchain technology and its growing role in enterprise applications.


  • Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Part 1: Relational Languages
    Chapter 2: Introduction to the Relational Model
    Chapter 3: Introduction to SQL
    Chapter 4: Intermediate SQL
    Chapter 5: Advanced SQL

    Part II: Database Design
    Chapter 6: Database Design Using the E-R Model
    Chapter 7: Relational Database Design

    Part III: Application Design and Development
    Chapter 8: Complex Data Types
    Chapter 9: Application Development

    Part IV: Big Data Analytics
    Chapter 10: Big Data
    Chapter 11: Data Analytics

    Part V: Storage Management and Indexing
    Chapter 12: Physical Storage Systems
    Chapter 13: Data Storage Structures
    Chapter 14: Indexing

    Part VI: Query Processing and Optimization
    Chapter 15: Query Processing
    Chapter 16: Query Optimization

    Part VII: Transaction Management
    Chapter 17: Transactions
    Chapter 18: Concurrency Control
    Chapter 19: Recovery System

    Part VIII: Parallel and Distributed Databases
    Chapter 20: Database-System Architectures
    Chapter 21: Parallel and Distributed Storage
    Chapter 22: Parallel and Distributed Query Processing
    Chapter 23: Parallel and Distributed Transaction Processing

    Part IX: Advanced Topics
    Chapter 24: Advanced Indexing Techniques
    Chapter 25: Advanced Application Development
    Chapter 26: Blockchain Databases

    Part X: Appendix A
    Appendix A: Detailed University Schema

    Part XI: Online Chapters
    Chapter 27: Formal Relational Query Languages
    Chapter 28: Advanced Relational Database Design
    Chapter 29: Object-Based Databases
    Chapter 30: XML
    Chapter 31: Information Retrieval
    Chapter 32: PostgreSQL