Data Management (academic year 2012/2013)

For whom is this course. This 6 credits course is for the students of the Master of Science in Engineering of Computer Science (School of Engineering) of the Sapienza Università di Roma. The language for both the course and the exam is English. The lectures will be held in the first semester (October 2012 - December 2012).
Prerequisites. A good knowledge of the fundamentals of Programming Structures (algorithms and data structures), Programming Languages, Databases (SQL, relational data model, Entity-Relationship data model, conceptual and logical database design), Theoretical Computer Science (computational complexity, computability) is required.
Course goals. The course presents the basic concepts of database systems, emphasizing the relational model. Several major issues related to the theory and the design of relational database systems are covered, including concurrency control, recovery, file and index organizations, query processing.

  • News
    • October 15, 2013 Next exam is on October 18, 2013, at 8:30am in classroom 8, via Eudossiana 18. Please, book the exam through the Infostud system.
  • Lecture material
    • M. Lenzerini, Lecture notes, Available in this site during the timeframe of the lectures
    • R. Ramakrishnan, J. Gehrke. Database Management Systems. McGraw-Hill, 2004
  • Tutor
    • Lorenzo Lepore - office hours: please, send an email to Lorenzo to fix an appointment.
  • Lectures
    • When: Wednesday [12:00pm -- 1:30pm], Thursday [08:30am - 11:45am], from October 1, 2012 to December 20, 2012
    • Where: Classroom B2 "Marco Cadoli", via Ariosto 25, Roma
    • Schedule

  • Topics covered
    • 1. The structure of a Data Base Management System (DBMS)
    • 2. Concurrency management: The concept of transaction, The notion of serializability, Concurrency management strategies
    • 3. Recovery: Crash management, Classification of failures, Recovery strategies
    • 4. Physical structures for data bases: Record and page organizations, Simple file organizations, Indexed file organizations
    • 5. Query processing: Performance of file organizations, Evaluation of relational algebra operators
  • Exam
    • Final exam: the final exam is constituted by a written exam, and a possible oral examinations. Students have 2 hours for completing the written exam
    • Past written exams: you can have a look at the texts of past exams
    • To book for the exam: Please, follow the on-line booking procedure.
    • Schedule of final exams:
      • First written exam: January 31, 2013
      • Second written exam: February 22, 2013
      • Special exam session: April 2013
      • Third written exam: June 3, 2013
      • Fourth written exam: July 5, 2013
      • Fifth written exam: September 2013
      • Second special exam session: October 18, 2013, at 8:30am in classroom 8, via Eudossiana 18
  • Information on past editions of this course
  • Office hours. Tuesday, 5:00 pm, at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Automatica e Gestionale "Antonio Ruberti", via Ariosto 25, Roma, second floor, room B203 (if available), or room B217 (otherwise) -- please, look at the last minute news for the next office hours