Course details

Database Systems

IDS Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Fundamentals of database systems (DBS). Conceptual modeling. The relational model. Relational database design from a conceptual model. Normalization-based design of a relational database. SQL language. Transaction processing. DBS architectures: client/server, multi-tier architectures, distributed DBS. Introduction to database administration: data security and integrity, introduction to physical database design, performance optimization, database recovery, concurrency control. Trends in database technology. Development of a database application in modern development and database environment.


Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

51 exam, 14 half-term test, 35 projects




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Student is able to develop conceptual models of an application domain for database applications. He/she can develop database applications for relational databases, knows the standard database language for relational databases SQL, and has experience with some integrated development environment for database applications.  and have knowledge of relational database management system fundamentals. He/she receives basic competencies for database administrator's work like user account creation, access rights assignment and performance tuning. Student acquaints with fundamentals of some important functions of advanced database system like transactional processing, concurrency and recovery. Student acquaints with basic English terminology in the subject.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Student will learn how to analyze a given problem in a small team and he/she will learn to design and implement solution of the problem individually. He/she learns to present and defend  both partial and final results of the project.

Learning objectives

Mastering fundamentals of relational database theory and skill in using database technology at a level required for database design, development of database applications and database administration.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

The sets, relations and mappings. The elementary notions of the graph theory. Basics of hashing and tree-based search. Basic steps of software development. Rudiments of programming and data modeling.

Study literature

  • Ramakrishnan R.: Database Management Systems. Third edition. McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2002, 1104 p.

Fundamental literature

  • Silberschatz, A., Korth H.F, Sudarshan, S.: Database System Concepts. Sixth Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2010, 1320 p.
  • On-line nápověda produktů Oracle, dokumentace dostupná na


Syllabus of lectures

  1. Fundamental concepts of database systems.
  2. Conceptual modeling.
  3. Fundamentals of the relational model. Transformation of a conceptual model to a relational database schema.
    Introduction to database application development in Oracle products environment.
  4. The SQL - data definition.
  5. The SQL - SELECT statement (fundamentals).
  6. The SQL - SELECT statement (extension).
  7. The SQL - other statements for data manipulation. System catalogue.
    Introduction to PL/SQL.
  8. The SQL - views, missing information, embedded SQL, cursor, dynamic SQL. Query by example (QBE).
    Fundamentals of application development in Oracle Form Builder.
  9. The client/server architecture. Database triggers and stored procedures. Data integrity, data security.
  10. Data organization at the internal level - indexing and hashing. Query processing and optimization.
    Report development in Oracle Report Builder. 
  11. Introduction to normal forms, the use of normalization in database design.
  12. Transaction processing - properties and states of  a database transaction. Introduction to failure recovery and concurrency control.
  13. Current trends in database technology. Access to databases from the Web.

Syllabus of numerical exercises


Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

One project with four outcomes:

  1. Presentation of a conceptual model (ERD or a class diagram) and a use case model for a given problem (continuation of the project started in the subject Introduction to software engineering).
  2. An SQL script that creates and populates database tables.
  3. An SQL script with queries over the database tables.
  4. Realization of the application.

Progress assessment

  • Models of requirements analysis - 5 points
  • Database design - 5 points
  • Queries in SQL - 5 points
  • Mid-term written examination - 14 point
  • Evaluated project with the defence - 20 points
  • Final written examination - 51 points
  • To be allowed to sit for written examination student is present and defend outcomes 1 and 4 of the project in due dates, and to earn at least 25 points during semester.

Controlled instruction

Mid-term exam passing, realization and presentation/defence of projects in due dates.

Exam prerequisites

To be allowed to sit for written examination student is present and defend outcomes 1 and 4 of the project in due dates, and to earn at least 25 points during semester.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory
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