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The main reference for this course is:

  • Database System Concepts (5th Edition, 2005) - Abraham Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth and S. Sudarshan

The other required references are:

  • Database Management Systems, 2003 - R. Ramakrishnan, J. Gehrke
  • An Introduction to Database Systems (7th Edition, 2000) - C.J. Date


Course Outline:

The topics covered in this course can be classified as follows:

  • Object-oriented Databases
  • Object-relational Databases
  • XML Database
  • Query Processing
  • Query Optimization
  • Transactions
  • Concurrency Control
  • Recovery Systems
  • Database System Architectures
  • Distributed Databases
  • Parallel Databases


Paper Review:

Some of the papers covered in the "Advanced Database Systems" course at CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) are listed in the link given below:

Reading List

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