George Mason University
Department of Computer Science
INFS 760: Advanced Database Management
Prof. Ami Motro
This is an advanced courses in the area of databases, with a focus on issues of database systems implementation. Topics to be covered include: file system organization and file access methods, query processing and optimization, transaction processing (concurrency control and recovery), parallel and distributed databases, and recent trends and future directions.
Note: INFS-760 is a continuation of the introcuctory database course: INFS-614 : Database Management, whose focus is data models and languages.
INFS-614: Database Management
Note: prerequisites are strictly enforced!
Two exams and four homework assignments (approximate weights in parenthesis):
Homework assignments (30%)
Midterm exam (30%)
Final exam (40%)
Database System Concepts (5th Edition)
by Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan
Tuesday 4:30-7:10, T-110
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