Title: Database System and Concepts Code: CSCI 3030U
Instructor: Jarek Szlichta, Jaroslaw [dot] Szlichta [at] uoit [dot] ca
Office hours: Wednesdays 16.30pm-17.30pm
TAs: Guilherme Damasio (Guilherme.FetterDamasio [at] uoit [dot] ca), Riley Weagant (riley.weagant [at] uoit [dot] ca)
TA Office hours: UA 4029, Tuesdays, hours TBA
Description: This course studies Database Systems and the related theories and concepts. Students will be introduced to the classical relational data model and the theory of relational data normalization. We will also cover modern data models such as the semi-structured, and unstructured data models.
We cover a range of data query languages including SQL, XQuery and text search based query methods. Practical issues such as performance, security and application programming interfaces to host languages are discussed. We also discuss the intimate connection between database engines and modern computer systems such as the WWW, mobile devices and computer networks.
Policies: Refer to following link. Refer to UOIT Faculty of Science academic policies
- Relational Data
- Relational data modeling
- ER diagrams
- Constraints and data normalization
- SQL and Database Programming and Administration
- SQL Database programming in Java and Python
- Data driven Web programming Indexes and performance tuning
- Security and access control
- Semistructured Data
- XML and DTD Xquery
- Unstructured Data
- Text data and full text search
- NoSQL databases
- Advanced topics
- Data mining algorithms
- Keyword search and search engines
- Embedded databases: from the Web to the mobile phone
Required reading: Database Systems, The Complete Book, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey Ullman and Jennifer Widom,
Lecture Notes (always check newest version of the slides):
I. Introduction PDF
II. Data Modelling PDF
III. Relational Algebra PDF
IV. E/R PDF
VI. More SQL
VIII. Transactions, Views and Indexes
IX. Design Workshop
XI. SQL Libraries
XII. Functional Dependencies
XIII. Keyword Search over Big Data
XIV. Data Integration
XVI. Discovery of Order Dependencies
Labs will start in the week 17th-21st of Sept.
Any student who misses an examination (or lab) without a valid medical reason and documentation will receive zero for that examination/lab. Those with medical documentation will either be given a makeup exam/tutorial or will have the weight of the examination added to the final exam.
Midterm: TBA of October (Database Design Modelling) and TBA of October (Applications: rest of the material, SQL etc.) BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BOTH!
Submit report for Project part I by TBA October (by midnight).
Submit report for Project part II by TBA of Dec (by midnight).
Final Midterm: TBA BRING YOUR LAPTOP