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Advanced Database Application COMP 8071

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 8071 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 17914


Tue Jan 09 - Tue Mar 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 17914
  • Domestic fees $804.03
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 26 Tue 18:30 - 22:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 678

Tejinder Randhawa

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 1. Please email for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a BScACS course. BScACS courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BScACS Program Head. 3. BScACS 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 BScACS program, whichever comes first.

In Progress

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


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