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COMP 7071 - Database Design

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course offers an in-depth study of the Relational Model and Database System Architectures including, query processing, query optimization, transaction processing, concurrency control, recovery, parallel databases and distributed databases. Design of storage and file structures including different indexing and hashing organizations are also discussed. Assignment will reinforce learning through designing and constructing a database in Oracle and running queries against it.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1630

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify structural, integrity, and data manipulation aspects of the relational world.
    • Formulate Relational Algebra and Tuple Relational Calculus.
    • Write SQL basic operations and nested subqueries.
    • Apply integrity constraints and functional dependencies in schema design.
  • Explain storage and file structures.
    • Explain physical storage media and RAID.
    • Describe file and record organization schemes.
    • Explain B-Tree, B+-Tree, static and dynamic hashing techniques.
    • Describe storage and access design tradeoffs.
    • Explain query processing and apply appropriate optimization approaches.
  • Explain transaction management and concurrency control.
    • Explain implementation of atomicity and durability.
    • Discuss serializability, recoverability, and implementation of isolation.
    • Explain lock-based, timestamp-based, and validation-based concurrency control schemes.
    • Explain deadlock handling and concurrency in index structures.
    • Explain database failure recovery techniques.
  • Explain database system architectures.
    • Review centralized versus client-server versus parallel versus distributed systems.
    • Discuss inter-query versus intra-query parallelism.
    • Identify design issues for parallel and distributed database systems.
    • Discuss distributed transaction model and commit protocols.
  • Explain advanced transaction processing.
    • Describe TP monitors and high performance transaction systems.
    • Discuss long-duration transactions and weak levels of consistency.
    • Discuss performance issues related to real-time transactions.

Effective as of Winter 2008

Related Programs

COMP 7071 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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