Database Systems

Language of Instruction:Czech
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IDS/private/
Completion:credit+exam (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Zendulka Jaroslav, doc. Ing., CSc. (DIFS)
Lecturer:Zendulka Jaroslav, doc. Ing., CSc. (DIFS)
Instructor:Bartík Vladimír, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Ráb Jaroslav, Ing. (DIFS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Introduction to Software Engineering (IUS), DITS
Information Systems (IIS), DIFS
Substitute for:
Data Modelling and Database Design (DSI), DCSY
Learning objectives:
  Mastering fundamentals of relational database theory and skill in using database technology at a level required for database design, development of database applications and database administration.
  Fundamentals of database systems (DBS). Conceptual modeling. The relational model. Relational database design from a conceptual model. Normalization-based design of a relational database. SQL language. Transaction processing. DBS architectures: client/server, multi-tier architectures, distributed DBS. Introduction to database administration: data security and integrity, introduction to physical database design, performance optimization, database recovery, concurrency control. Trends in database technology. Development of a database application in modern development and database environment.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  The sets, relations and mappings. The elementary notions of the graph theory. Basics of hashing and tree-based search. Basic steps of software development. Rudiments of programming and data modeling.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:
  Student is able to develop conceptual models of an application domain for database applications. He/she can develop database applications for relational databases, knows the standard database language for relational databases SQL, and has experience with some integrated development environment for database applications.  and have knowledge of relational database management system fundamentals. He/she receives basic competencies for database administrator's work like user account creation, access rights assignment and performance tuning. Student acquaints with fundamentals of some important functions of advanced database system like transactional processing, concurrency and recovery. Student acquaints with basic English terminology in the subject.
Generic learning outcomes and competencies:
  Student will learn how to analyze a given problem in a small team and he/she will learn to design and implement solution of the problem individually. He/she learns to present and defend both partial and final results of the project.
Syllabus of lectures:
    1. Fundamental concepts of database systems.
    2. Conceptual modeling.
    3. Fundamentals of the relational model. Transformation of a conceptual model to a relational database schema.
    4. The SQL - data definition.
    5. The SQL - SELECT statement (fundamentals).
    6. The SQL - SELECT statement (extension).
    7. The SQL - other statements for data manipulation. System catalogue.
    8. The SQL - views, missing information, embedded SQL, cursor, dynamic SQL. Query by example (QBE).
    9. The client/server architecture. Database triggers and stored procedures. Data integrity, data security.
    10. Data organization at the internal level - indexing and hashing. Query processing and optimization.
    11. Introduction to normal forms, the use of normalization in database design.
    12. Transaction processing - properties and states of  a database transaction. Introduction to failure recovery and concurrency control.
    13. Current trends in database technology. Access to databases from the Web.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
    1. Demonstration of a database application development in both environments used for projects in a laboratory (Oracle and Gupta currently).
    2. Creating an Oracle and a SQLBase database.
    3. Screen form development in Oracle Developer and SQL Windows.
    4. Report development in Oracle Developer and SQL Windows.
    5. Stored procedures and database triggers in Oracle and SQLBase.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
    1. Presentation of a conceptual model (ERD or a class diagram) and a use case model for a given problem (continuation of the project started in the subject Introduction to software engineering).
    2. An SQL script that creates and populates database tables.
    3. Realization of the application.
Fundamental literature:
  • Silberschatz, A., Korth H.F., Sudarshan, S.: Database System Concepts. Fourth Edition. McGRAW-HILL. 2001, 1088 p.
  • On-line help and documentation of Oracle and Gupta products.
Study literature:
  • Ramakrishnan R.: Database Management Systems. Third edition. McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2000, 1104 p.
  • Date C.J.: An Introduction to Database Systems. Seventh edition. Addison-Wesley, 2000, 838 p.
Controlled instruction:
  Mid-term exam passing, realization and presentation/defence of projects in due dates.
Progress assessment:
  • Models of requirements analysis - 5 points
  • Database design - 6 points
  • Mid-term written examination - 14 points
  • Evaluated project with the defence - 25 points
  • Final written examination - 50 points
  • To be allowed to sit for written examination student is to write the mid-term written exam, to present and defend both projects in due dates, and to earn at least 25 points during semester.
Exam prerequisites:
  To be allowed to sit for written examination student is to write the mid-term written exam, to present and defend both projects in due dates, and to earn at least 25 points during semester.

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