Course code DatZ2005

Credit points 2

Database Technologies II

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 prof.

Gatis Vītols

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Studies of database technology and application for development of information systems are performed. Skills of structured query language complex constructions, data definition language statement application and specific query constructions are acquired. Students gain practical knowledge about work with database management systems Microsoft Office Access and PostgreSQL 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: