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Onderwijs Informatica en Informatiekunde

Vak-informatie Informatica en Informatiekunde

Database-architecturen

Te lang geleden voor docent- en roosterinformatie
Contents:We are going to take a look into the internal structure of a Database Management System. The main topics are: memory management, indexing and query processing.
Memory management: Memory hierarchy, secondary storage, access time, record layout.
Indexing: Apart from the well known B-trees and hash tables, we will also discuss multidimensional indexes, which are relevant for applications like geographical information systems and OLAP cubes.
Query processing: The whole process of translating SQL queries into physical access plans will be studied in detail. Topics are: query parsing and rewriting, cost estimations, join order determination, adaptive query processing
Recent developments: We will take a look at Monet, a main-memory DBMS developed CWI in Amsterdam. The practical exercise will be based on Monet.
Literature:A syllabus
Course form:This course will be taught as a seminar. There will be two examinations. A small practical exercise will be the final part of this course.
Exam form:See the web page (introduction)
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
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