This book presents inductive databases and constraint-based data mining, emerging research topics lying at the intersection of data mining and database research. The book provides an overview of the state-of-the art in this novel research area. Of special interest are the recent methods for constraint-based mining of global models for prediction and clustering, the unification of pattern mining approaches through constraint programming, the clarification of the relationship between mining local patterns and global models, and the proposed integrative frameworks and approaches for inductive databases. On the application side, applications to practically relevant problems from bioinformatics are presented to attract additional attention from a wider audience.The primary audience consists of scientists and graduate students in computer science and bio-informatics. Potential readers are likely to attend conferences on databases, data mining/ machine learning, and bio-informatics.