L01 - Intro - Database Systems Database Systems What will...

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Unformatted text preview: Database Systems Database Systems What will we do this semester? What will we do this semester? Relational Model SQL and (briefly) Other Relational Languages Youll be using a system such as MySql to gain experience with SQL Entity-Relationship Modeling Youll be using tools such as Visio to do and document your modeling Relational Database Design Application Design and Development Youll design and build a moderate sized application XML Storage and File Structures Indexing and Hashing Query Processing and Transactions Object Based Databases (as time permits) Basic Course Information Basic Course Information Course Instructor Susan E. Conry Camp 166 Extension 6510 Email: conry@clarkson.edu Office hours: 2:00 4:00 MW; 1:00 2:00 Tu Course meets MWF at 10:00 in Camp 175 Text: Database Systems Concepts 5 th Edition by Silbershatz, Korth, and Sudershan (published May 2005) Software: We will use a modern relational database as a platform for homework exercises and also as an implementation vehicle for the project. At the moment, I think it is likely to be MySql. Course Rules Course Rules Grading Homework & Class Participation 15% Between 5 and 7 homework assignments will be given Design Project 20% Hour Examinations 40% Hour Exam I Monday, Mar. 3 Hour Exam II Monday, April 14 Final Examination 25% Final will be comprehensive and will be held at a time and place scheduled by SAS Students registered for the graduate course sections will also be required to do two reviews of papers in the literature one will be assigned in the first half of the semester and the other in the second half Today Today Computers are used mostly for information processing of one kind or another When you go looking for a job, you may well look in a category called IT Workers Your parents and grandparents use a computer for email, to monitor their stock portfolios, to manage their bank accounts, etc. Their interests can be lumped into two broad categories: Communication Information The link between what you do with computers and what they do is that it deals with information , not computation Databases focus on this information aspect of computing Computing History: Late 19 Computing History: Late 19 th th and Early 20 and Early 20 th th Century Century The census of 1880 took 7 years to finish manually so the government called for ideas about how this could be sped up Hollerith came up with the idea of using punched cards, and these were used to process the 1890 census...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course EE 468 taught by Professor Conry during the Spring '08 term at Clarkson University .

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L01 - Intro - Database Systems Database Systems What will...

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