Subject description - A4B33DS

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A4B33DS Database Systems
Roles:PO, V Extent of teaching:2P+2C
Department:13136 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:6
Tutors:  Semester:L


Database Systems and their architecture, query languages, transactions, object-relational mapping

Study targets:

The course is aimed at providing students with the basic course of database system design. After the completion of the course, the student is able to create conceptual and logical models, he is able to actively use SQl query language. Further on, he is able to design database applications in Java using JDBC and JPA APIs.

Course outlines:

1. Basic information system architectures (client-server, multi-tier, thin client), analysis of information flows, UML use-case diagrams
2. Basic data modeling, E-R diagrams, relational model, database access API, JDBC
3. Integrity constraints, referential integrity, normal forms
4. Querying in relational databases, SQL basics, referential integrity in SQL
5. Advanced queries, aggregation functions, nested queries
6. Cursor, view, stored procedures, triggers
7. Transactions, their serializability, locking, isolation levels, transaction deadlock, its prevention and resolution
8. UML class diagrams, sequence diagrams
9. Object-relational mapping, object persistence and access API (JPA)
10. Design of multithreaded applications and guidelines for their implementation, UML activity diagrams
11. Basic design patterns
12. Overview of component architectures (CORBA, COM, EJB) and communication protocols (RPC, RMI, IIORB, JMS, http, web services)
13. Design of a distributed system with component architecture, web-based interface
14. Enterprise applications and major design problems (load balancing, data replication)

Exercises outline:

1. Organization of labs, safety rules, making up working groups
2. Basics of relational modeling
3. Conceptual model creation
4. Application interface of a database, connection methods
5. Logical data model creation
6. Interactive query composition
7. Practical examples of transactional processing significance
8. Realization of selected data model in the relational database environment
9. Object-relational mapping
10. Autonomous work
11. Autonomous work
12. Autonomous work
13. Submission and presentation of the working group results
14. Submission and presentation of the working group results, credits


[1] Pokorný, J., Halaška, I.: Databázové systémy. Praha, ČVUT, 1998
[2] Beneš, J.: Manažerské informační systémy. Automatizace, 2000
[3] Mařík, V. a kol.: Umělá inteligence IV. Praha, Academia, 2001
[4] Kroha, P.: Objects and Databases. McGraw-Hill Book Company, London, 1993


The web page of the course is The requirements for successful completion of the course are published on that page.



Conceptual and logical data model, transactions, transaction isolation levels, normal forms, query language, SQL, JPA, high availability, geographical information systems, GIS, data warehouses

Subject is included into these academic programs:

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BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V 4
BPKME_BO Common courses V 4
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V 4
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V 4
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V 4
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V 4
BPEEM_BO Common courses V 4
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V 4
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V 4
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V 4
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V 4
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V 4
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science PO 4

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