There are a myriad of new directions in which databases are growing, presenting new and exciting challenges that promise flux in the whole society, because of the impact and changes the database systems have provoked almost everywhere in modern life.
Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications is a wide-ranging collection of topics related to database concepts, technologies, and applications. This encyclopedia provides an overview of the state-of-the-art of classical subjects and has contributions from over 175 international researchers from 33 countries, more than 970 terms and definitions and over 2,400 references. It also delivers clear and concise explanations of emerging issues and technologies such as multimedia database systems, data warehousing and mining, geospatial and temporal databases, and data reverse engineering. The Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications is a priceless single reference source for any library on the topic of database technologies and applications.
Key features include:
- Numerous entries containing overviews and introductions to relevant concepts in the database field
- Comprehensive set of over 2,400 references including current research results and experience of a great number of researchers, academics and practitioners
- Integration of crucial theoretical and practical knowledge
- Profusely illustrated and cross-referenced
- A vast compendium of more than 970 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms, written by eminent, international experts
- Every topic includes a vast bibliography for further reading
- Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances of the database field
- An index with entries organized by broad topic areas
Originally published in print format in 2005.