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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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COMP4338 OR OCMP5338
Assumed knowledge:
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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 understand various NoSQL data model including document store, key-value data model, spatial model, time series data models and more
  • LO2. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to write simple CRUD queries and implement aggregation in MongoDB and Neo4j.
  • LO3. At the completion of this unit, you should understand the index mechanisms in various database systems.
  • LO4. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to analyse and tune the query performance for MongoDB and Neo4j.
  • LO5. At the completion of this unit, you should understand key issues such as partition, replication and fault tolerance in distributed database systems.
  • LO6. At the completion of this unit, you should understand physical storage and their impacts on query performance

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.