Over the last few weeks I’ve read a couple of very good books about database theory and practice. Rather than saying anything about them on the blog, I decided to put my comments into Amazon reviews (UK site).
The two books were: Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals – by Lex de Haan and Toon Koppelaars, and Relational Database Index Design and the Optimizers by Tapio Lahdenmaki and Mike Leach.
The Indexing book is likely to have a more immediate practical impact for DBAs, but the Applied Mathematics book has a wonderful chapter 11 that will be of particular benefit to developers who want to make sure that the only data that gets into their database is correct data.
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