Datenbanksysteme DBS18

Lecturer: Michael Böhlen
Teaching assistant: Oksana Dolmatova, Yvonne Mülle , Kevin Wellenzohn
Teaching language: German (English lecture notes, exercises, exam, and text book)
Term: Spring 2018

Objectives: The course provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of database systems. It focuses on the relational data model and covers the following topics: relational algebra and calculus, SQL, relational database design, conceptual database design, physical database design, query processing and optimization, and transactions. The aims of this course are to learn the basic concepts underlying a database system; to understand how these concepts are implemented in concrete systems; and to get hands-on experience in using a database system.

Teaching Format and Exam: The course consists of lectures and exercises. The weekly exercises are an important part of the course. The assessment consists of the successful completion of 8 out of 11 exercises and the successful participation at the final exam. Both parts have to be passed independently. Exercises are only valid for the current year. At the exam you are allowed to use one A4 sheet with your personal notes (both sides, hand written or printed) and a pocket calculator. The exam will take place on Tuesday, June 19. For official information, please check VVZ.

OLAT: All course-related information (inlcluding enrolment, lecture slides, exercises, etc.) will be published in Datenbanksysteme OLAT page. Please enrol there in DBS18 course latest on February 22, 2018 at 23:59.