Course Details

  • Course Number: 01:198:437
  • Course type: Undergraduate
  • Credits: 4
  • Description:

    Implementing components of relational database systems (DBMS): record storage, indexing structures, query evaluation, joins algorithms, query optimization. Understanding and administering a DBMS: security, concurrency control and crash recovery. Tuning DBMS for performance. Recent advances in data management : text-based information retrieval, web search, cloud computing, column store systems. This class focuses on data management from a database administrator's, or implementer's, perspective.

  • Prerequisite information:

    - A grade below a "C" in a prerequisite course will not satisfy that prerequisite requirement.

  • Course links: 01:198:214 - Systems Programming, 01:198:336 - Principles of Information and Data Management
  • Expected Work: Homework and programming assignments.
  • Learning Goals:

    Computer Science majors ...

    • will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing field by acquiring a thorough grounding in the core principles and foundations of computer science (e.g., techniques of program design, creation, and testing; key aspects of computer hardware; algorithmic principles).
    • will acquire a deeper understanding on (elective) topics of more specialized interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in the field.
    • will be prepared for the next step in their careers, for example, by having done a research project (for those headed to graduate school), a programming project (for those going into the software industry), or some sort of business plan (for those going into startups).