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Advanced Database Application COMP 8071

Computer Systems Course

Course details

​This course teaches the design and development of data warehouses. The OLTP and OLAP needs of businesses are analyzed to rationalize the need of data warehouses and corresponding data models. Data warehouse architectures ranging from ROLAP to MOLAP are developed and evaluated. Data models conducive to such needs are studied. Tools to develop in-house data warehouses are identified and practiced along with off-the-shelf data warehouse solutions including cloud based services. Role of competing concepts such as data lakes and big data is evaluated in the context of data warehousing.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$775.01

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 8071 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 17914

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 17914
  • $775.01
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:30 - 22:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 678
Instructor

Tejinder Randhawa

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$775.01

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No classes on Jan. 3 due to in lieu of statutory holiday. 1. Please email cstbtech@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BTech Program Head. 3. CST Bachelor of Technology program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the CST BTech program, whichever comes first.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze OLTP and OLAP business needs and use traditional database systems vs data warehouses accordingly.
  • Design and implement ROLAP data models such as star and snow-flake to address OLAP business needs.
  • Design and implement MOLAP data models such as multidimensional cubes using off-the-shelf data warehousing solutions.
  • Design and implement ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) using tools such as stored procedures and triggers, database APIs and web services APIs to support data warehouse development needs.
  • Apply well-known data warehouse design and development process to implement data warehouses for real-world business intelligence needs.
  • Implement data warehouses utilizing enterprise as well as cloud based data warehouse solutions.
  • Design OLAP queries using SQL extensions and MDX.
  • Integrate off-the-shelf reporting and plotting tools with the data warehouse to evaluate its efficacy in supporting business intelligence.
  • Optimize scalability of data warehouse solutions.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Advanced Database Application (COMP 8071) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  2. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  3. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  5. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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