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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

COMP5338: Advanced Data Models

This unit of study gives a comprehensive overview of post-relational data models and of latest developments in data storage technology. Particular emphasis is put on spatial, temporal, and NoSQL data storage. This unit extensively covers the advanced features of SQL:2003, as well as a few dominant NoSQL storage technologies. Besides in lectures, the advanced topics will be also studied with prescribed readings of database research publications.

Code COMP5338
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of relational database systems as taught in COMP5138/COMP9120 (Database Management Systems) or INFO2120/INFO2820/ISYS2120 (Database Systems 1).

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to analyse and tune the query performance on a range of databaae systems
  • LO2. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to understand various NoSQL data model including document store, key-value data model, spatial model, time series data models and more
  • LO3. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to describe the basic concepts of advanced data management topics such as big data storage and processing, as well as distributed data management architecture
  • LO4. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to mange and write simple or aggregate queries on a range of database systems including MongoDB, Neo4j and others.
  • LO5. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to describe the difference between polyglot persistence and the multi model database systems.
  • LO6. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to collect information, develop evidence and and present your findings on practical database topic

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.