Database Management Systems offers up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the essentials of database programs. Coherent explanations and practical examples have made this one of the main texts in the area. More applications and examples have been added throughout the book, such as SQL and Oracle examples. The applied flavor is further enhanced by the two new database software chapters. The newest edition has been reorganized to allow more flexibility in how in which the program is taught. Now, instructors can easily choose whether they’d like to instruct a class that emphasizes database application development or a class which emphasizes database systems problems. New overview chapters at the start of components make it feasible to skip other chapters in the area if you don’t need the detail.