E.3. Database Tier Resources
There are many excellent general database texts available that cover
the broad fields of relational databases, E-R modeling, and SQL.
Amongst the best are:
An Introduction to Database Systems, C.J. Date
Database System Concepts, A. Silberschatz, H.F.
Korth, and S. Sudarshan (McGraw-Hill).
Fundamentals of Database Systems, R. Elmasri and
S.B. Navathe (Addison Wesley).
Database Management Systems, R. Ramakrishnan and
J. Gehrke (McGraw-Hill).
For a coverage of SQL, there are several good books, but many are
out-of-print. Currently available books include:
A Guide to the SQL Standard: A User's
Guide to the Standard Database Language SQL, C.J. Date and
H. Darwen (Addison Wesley). This book isn't for the
beginner but does an excellent job of covering the standard in
SQL-99 Complete, Really, P. Gulutzan and T.
Pelzer (CMP Books). MySQL supports the SQL-92 standard, but this book
is an excellent and long introduction to SQL with many worked
There are many books that cover the tuning of a specific DBMS.
Here's one text that is general in its introductory
coverage and devotes a chapter to each DBMS product:
For MySQL, the manual.html file
distributed with the installation is an excellent resource. Books
MySQL and mSQL (Nutshell Series), R.J. Yarger,
G. Reese, and T. King (O'Reilly).
MySQL, P. DuBois (New Riders Publishing).
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