COP4722 Survey of Database Systems

Professor: Nagarajan Prabakar (naa-ga-raa-jan pra-baa-kar)
Phone: 305-348-2033
Office: ECS-382
Office Hours: CASE-382 (Aug 26 - Dec 10)
Tue/Thu: 4:00-4:45pm,6:30-7:30pm, 9:15-10:00pm
or   by appointment

Catalog Description: Design and management of enterprise systems; concurrency techniques; distributed, object-oriented, spatial, and multimedia databases; database integration; data warehousing and data mining; OLAP; XML interchange.

Prerequisite: COP-4703 or COP-4710

Textbook: Fundamentals of Database Systems, 7th Edition
                  Elmasri and Navathe
                  Pearson (ISBN: 0-13-397077-9)

Detailed Syllabus (pdf file)

Course Outcomes:

Course Modules:

  1. Foundations of database systems
  2. Query processing and query optimization
  3. Transaction processing
  4. Concurrency control
  5. Internet database and PHP queries
  6. XML database and XQueries
  7. Data mining and data warehouse
  8. Information retrieval and bigdata


5% class participation

20% quizzes

25% assignments

25% midterm exam (Oct 15th)

25% final exam (Dec 10th)

I will use the following relative grading scheme.

Other Issues:

I expect you to maintain a high level of academic integrity in this course.
Please read FIU's Code of Academic Integrity.
You are allowed to consult other books in solving assignment problems, or to discuss the problems with other students, but you must do the assignments on your own.

For each assignmnet, you must upload the soft copy of the assignment through Canvas before the deadline and submit a printed copy of the assignment along with the signed originality declaration, in class on the due date.

I will grant incompletes only in extreme circumstances, such as medical emergencies with proper documentation.

I expect you to attend class regularly and promptly, and to participate in discussions. Feel free to ask questions -- if something is unclear to you, it is probably unclear to others as well.

System: John C. Comfort Lab (CASE-241)

PC workstations

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Important Information

Before starting this course, please review the following pages: