Course: Theory of Distributed Database Systems

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Course title Theory of Distributed Database Systems
Course code KIN/DBS-D
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mikulecká Jaroslava, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Distributed database systems essentials and classification. 2. Schemata architectures in distributed database environment. 3. Distributed database design. Data allocation. Fragmentation. 4. Query processing in a distributed environment. 5. Query optimization. 6. Synchronization. Central and decentralized locking. 7. New trends in distributed databases

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 280 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is make doctoral students familiar with most recent trends, practical experience and theoretical knowledge from the area of distributed database systems. The main focus is put on the design methodology, query processing, as well as data replication.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Essay, Student's performance analysis

Essay and its presentation
Recommended literature
  • Články z digitální knihovny.
  • Connolly, T., Begg, C., Strachan, A. Database Systems. Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • Özsu, M.T., Valduriez, P. Principles of distributed database systems, 2.ed. Prentice Hall,, 1999.
  • Simon, E. Distributed Information Systems. McGraw Hill, 1996.

Study plans that include the course
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