PA152 Efficient Use of Database Systems

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Vlastislav Dohnal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 16:00–17:50 D3
PB154 Database Systems || PB155 Database Systems Applications || PB168
PV062 File Organization is recommended and one of the courses PB154, PB155, PB168 is required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of this course is to teach students principles of database systems from the perspectives of physical database design, optimization and tuning.
  • Introduction
  • Data storage: storage hierarchy, efficient use of secondary storage, records, blocks. Searching: index structures, sequential files, trees, hashing, multidimensional indexes.
  • Query execution: evaluation plan, algebraic laws, cost estimation, algorithms for operators, sorting and joining relations, query execution and pipelining.
  • Query optimization: contribution of indexes, referential integrity, materialized views, table partitioning, disk storage.
  • Database optimization: relational schema tuning, index optimization, database monitoring tools.
  • Transaction management: properties and their implementation, concurrency control, scheduling, data and index locking, logging and recovery from failures.
  • Database security: access rights, data security. Spatial databases: indexes, operators. Analytical tools.
  • SILBERSCHATZ, Abraham, Henry F. KORTH and S. SUDARSHAN. Database system concepts. 5th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xxvi, 1142. ISBN 0072958863. info
  • GARCIA-MOLINA, Hector, Jeffrey D. ULLMAN and Jennifer WIDOM. Database system implementation. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2000. xv, 653 s. ISBN 0-13-040264-8. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with slides.
Assessment methods
Lectures, homework, written exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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