Course detail

Database Systems

FIT-IDSAcad. year: 2018/2019

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. The project consists in designing the structure of a relational database and programming SQL scripts to create the database, querying data in it, database triggers, and stored procedures.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  • 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.

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • Zendulka, J.: Databázové systémy. Přednášky v elektronické podobě.
  • Zendulka, J., Rudolfová, I.: Databázové systémy. IDS. Studijní opora. FIT VUT v Brně. 2006, 217 s.

  • Silberschatz, A., Korth H.F, Sudarshan, S.: Database System Concepts. Sixth Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2010, 1320 p.
  • On-line nápověda produktů Oracle, dokumentace dostupná na http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/homepage.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

  • Data and use case models - 5 points
  • Building of the database in SQL - 5 points 
  • Querying in SQL - 5 points
  • Advanced database objects and documentation - 19 points
  • Midterm written exam - 15 points
  • Final written examination - 51 points
  • To be allowed to sit for written examination student is  to present and defend project oucomes in due dates, and to earn at least 24 points during semester.
  • The minimum number of points for the final examination is 20.

Exam prerequisites:
To be allowed to sit for written examination student is present and defend project outcomes, and to earn at least 24 points during semester.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    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.
      Introduction to database application development in Oracle products environment.
    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.
      Introduction to PL/SQL.
    8. The SQL - views, missing information, embedded SQL, cursor, dynamic SQL. Query by example (QBE).
      Fundamentals of application development in Oracle Form Builder.
    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.
      Report development in Oracle Report Builder. 
    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.

    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. An SQL script with queries over the database tables.
    4. Realization of the application.

Aims

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.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Mid-term exam passing, realization and
presentation/defence of projects in due dates. In the case of a reported
barrier of mid-term exam and to present/defend a project, a student will be offered a substitute date of the exam or an oral exam, and she/he will be allowed to
present/defend the project in a substitute date, respectively.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

  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.
    Introduction to database application development in Oracle products environment.
  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.
    Introduction to PL/SQL.
  8. The SQL - views, missing information, embedded SQL, cursor, dynamic SQL. Query by example (QBE).
    Fundamentals of application development in Oracle Form Builder.
  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.
    Report development in Oracle Report Builder. 
  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.

Projects

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  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. An SQL script with queries over the database tables.
  4. An SQL script with statements for advanced database objects and project documentation.

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