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OCMP5338: 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 OCMP5338
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
COMP5338 or COMP4338
Assumed knowledge:
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. Understand various NoSQL data models including document model, graph model, key-value data model, spatial model and temporal data models
  • LO2. Write simple CRUD queries and implement aggregation in MongoDB and Neo4j
  • LO3. Understand the Index mechanisms in various database systems
  • LO4. Analyse and tune the query performance in MongoDB and Neo4j
  • LO5. Understand key issues such as partition, replication and fault tolerance in distributed database systems.
  • LO6. Understand physical storage and their impacts on query performance

Unit outlines

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