" This second edition of Database Design book covers the concepts used in database systems and the database design process. Topics include:
The history of databases
Characteristics and benefits of databases
Classification of database management systems
Integrity rules and constraints
Database development process
New to this edition are more examples, highlighted and defined key terms, both throughout and at the end of each chapter, and end-of-chapter review exercises. Two new chapters have been added on SQL, along with appendices that include a data model example, sample ERD exercises and SQL lab with solutions."