WITS COMS4037: Databases, Fall 2017


Weekly schedule


Week #DayTopicReadingHW AssignedEventTutorial HandoutsExtra resources
1 Thur 09/02 Introduction to COMS4037.
Data-centric vs. general-purpose computing
R&G Ch1, U&W Ch1
2 Thur 16/02 Out-of-core computing:
design patterns and algorithms
R&G 9.1, 13.1-13.4 HW0
due 22/02
bashreduce: A Bare-Bones MapReduce
3 Thur 23/02 Data models, query languages, and execution engines R&G 3.1, U&W 2.1-2.2 HW1
due 02/04
HW0 due
4 Thur 02/03 Introduction to Relational Model and SQL R&G 3.1, U&W 2.3
5 Thur 09/03 Tuple Relational Calculus R&G 4.3.1
6 Thur 16/03 SQL: single-table queries
7 Thur 23/03 SQL: multiple-table queries R&G 5.1-5.6
8 STUDY BREAK
9 Thur 06/04
10 Thur 13/04
11 Thur 20/04
12 Thur 27/04
13 Thur 04/05
14 Thur 11/05
14 Thur 18/05
TBD FINAL EXAM

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