Databases and Information Systems

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Burkhardt Renz
  • Burkhardt Renz
  • Harald Ritz
  • Short Description
    Concepts for the use of database systems and the development of database-based applications.
    Learning Objectives

    Students know the concepts fort he use of database systems in the development of distributed, database-based applications. They master techniques of the synchronization of concurrent access to database systems as well as implementing systems for decision-making. Furthermore, they know new database technologies. They can apply this knowledge for specific applications in the development of database systems.

    • Programming database access: concepts (static and dynamic SQL), techniques (JDBC, ADO.NET)
    • Concurrency control: transactions, isolation level, applications
    • Distributed databases: partitioning, distributed catalogs,distributed transactions, administration, grids
    • Database security: access control, administration
    • Databases and descision support: data warehouse and data mining
    • New database technologies: XML databases, multimedia databases, spatial information
    Duration in Semester
    Instruction Language
    Total Effort
    6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
    Weekly School Hours
    Method of Instruction
    Lecture 2 sppw Exercises 2 sppw
    Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points
    Written exam
    Evaluation Standard
    according to examination regulations (§ 9)
    • M. Kifer, A. Bernstein, Ph. M. Lewis: Database Systems: An Application-Oriented Approach Addison Wesley
    • C. J. Date: An Introduction to Database Systems Eight edition Addison Wesley
    • R. Elmasri, S. B. Navathe: Grundlagen von Datenbanksystemen Pearson
    • A. Silberschatz, H. F. Korth, S. Sudarshan: Database System Concepts Mc Graw Hill