6.814 Database Systems


Class Info

Topics related to the engineering and design of database systems, including data models; database and schema design; schema normalization and integrity constraints; query processing; query optimization and cost estimation; transactions; recovery; concurrency control; isolation and consistency; distributed, parallel and heterogeneous databases; adaptive databases; trigger systems; pub-sub systems; semi structured data and XML querying. Lecture and readings from original research papers. Semester-long project and paper. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments. Enrollment may be limited.

This class has 6.033, 6.046, and 6.006 as prerequisites.

6.814 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. R. Madden.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-155.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 6.814 was rated 5.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 6.830/6.814: Database Systems site or on the 6.814 Stellar site.

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