Data Management - topics covered (academic year 2008/2009)

This is the list of topics covered in the course. Problems given in the exams will address such topics.

  • The structure of a Data Base Management System (DBMS)
  • Transaction management
    • The concept of transaction
    • Concurrency management
  • Crash management
    • Classification of failures
    • Recovery
  • Physical structures for data bases
    • Record and page organizations
    • Simple file organizations
    • Index file organizations
  • Query processing
    • Performance of file organizations
    • Evaluation of relational algebra operators