What is WinRDBI
The WinRDBI (Windows Relational DataBase Interpreter) educational tool is an integral component of database education at Arizona State University, providing a hands-on approach to understanding the capabilities of the following query languages for relational databases:
- Relational Algebra
- Domain Relational Calculus
- Tuple Relational Calculus
WinRDBI is founded on the basis of established deductive database technology that uses a logic language ( Amzi! Prolog and Logic Server) to query the database instance stored as logical facts and uses the Java Swing API to establish its graphical user interface (GUI).
Where to get WinRDBI
WinRDBI can be downloaded from here. It is absolutely free of charge and the only requirement is to register. Registration requires very little information and thus takes no time at all to complete.
Several resources are available for learning WinRDBI. To begin with, there are two online Flash demonstrations that show the basics of what WinRDBI can do. Click on a title below to view the demo.
Also, an overview of WinRDBI appears in the appendix of:
Understanding Relational Database
Query Languages, 1/e
Suzanne W. Dietrich, Arizona State University