The following topics will be discussed during the course:
- database management system architecture and implementation
- concurrency and recovery
- query processing and optimization
- Semantic Web; RDF; RDF Schema; SPARQL
- ontologies - NoSQL systems; aggregation-orientation; CAP theorem
- querying graph databases
- database applications
Prerequisites and selection
To be eligible to the course, the student should have a Bachelor's degree in any subject, or have successfully completed 90 credits of studies in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent. Specifically, at least 15 credits of successfully completed courses in programming or equivalent are required. The student also needs to have attended a course in databases of at least 7.5 credits (e.g. DIT621 Databases or DIT032 Data management). Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.