Issue No. 11 - November (1972 vol. 21)
C.P. Wang , IBM Res.
I. Flores has written a number of books on computers encompassing a broad spectrum of topics from logical design and system architecture to software and programming. This book on data structure and management examines the subject of data management in computer systems and gives a comprehensive treatment of the many facets of data; their encoding schemes, their representations in computer storage, the access and maintenance techniques for data structures and the related system-control operations to carry out data access and maintenance. The book starts from the fundamentals of data and data structures and places special emphasis on the reality of business data processing. The basic notions are then developed into thorough treatment of data management functions in both hardware and software, primarily in the context of IBM/ 360 type of systems. Despite the complexity of the subject matter, the material in the book is organized in a reasonably simplified manner to facilitate comprehension. The book can be used by students who major in computer systems and is also a good reference for practitioners in the data processing profession. For those readers who are information specialists but not involved in programming or managing computer systems, the book is a valuable text to gain understanding of the problems of data management.
C. Wang, "B72-21 Data Structures and Management," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 21, no. , pp. 1250, 1972.