Course code DatZ2004

Credit points 2

Database Technologies I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation12.09.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Computer Systems

Course developer

author Datoru sistēmu katedra

Gatis Vītols

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Studies of basic functionality of database technology are performed. Basics of database design and data models are discussed. Students learn to develop, bond and normalize data tables. Table relationships and basics of data retrieval are learned. Data retrieval from tables with structured query language are discussed and practically applied. Students gain practical knowledge about work with database management system Microsoft Office Access and individually develop semester assignment.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students gain knowledge about general concepts of database technology and Structured Query Language SQL. Practical skills about the development of databases for storage of various data types, examination of data table design, elimination of design inconsistencies and retrieval of data with Structured Query Language are acquired. Students develop competences of group or individual data analysis, choosing and taking part in discussions about the technological solution for data storage and retrieval.

Compulsory reading

1. Date C.J. An Introduction to Database Systems, An 8th Ed. Boston: Addison Wesley, 2004. 1024 p.
2. Coronel C. Database principles: fundamentals of desing, implementation and management. Andover: Cengage Larning, 2013. 866 p.
3. Oppel A.SQL: a beginners guide New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016. 533 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Žurnāls "Data Base Journal", QuinStreet, Pieejams:
2. Emuārs "DB-Enignes Blog", solid IT, Pieejams: