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Database Systems I

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Course Unit Code460-2056/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BAC027doc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.
This course is a basic introduction to database technologies. The main topics are the conceptual modeling, the relational data model and the SQL language for data definition, manipulation and querying.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The primary goal is to introduce the basic database concepts such as the relational model and the SQL language. The students who finish this course will be able to specify the conceptual model and the relational scheme of an information system, and they will have a general knowledge of the basic SQL commands according to the SQL92 standard.
Course Contents

- Introduction to database technologies. Motivation, data independence, and RDBMS architecture. Relational data
- Relational algebra. Basic operations.
- SQL language (with a focus to SQL 92), an introduction of database querying using Select command.
- SQL Select - inner queries
- SQL Select - inner and outer join, aggregation functions and grouping.
- Conceptual Modeling. Entity, entity type, relation, integrity constraints, ER diagram, UML diagram. Transformation
of a conceptual model to a relational data model.
- SQL - data modification language (DML), data definition language (DDL).
- Functional and dynamic analysis.
- Functional dependencies.
- Normal forms and BCNF.
- Comparison of existing RDBMS.


- Relational data model.
- SQL Select statement practices. SQL Server is used to evaluate the language.
- Conceptual modeling using Oracle data modeler.
- Conceptual modeling using Toad data modeler.
- SQL JDD and JMD.
- Functional dependencies.
- Database design, BCNF.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
H. Garcia-Molina, J.D. Ullman, J.D. Widom. Database Systems: The Complete Book. Prentice Hall, 2001.
J. Pokorný, I. Halaška: Databázové systémy. 2. vyd. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2003. 148 s. ISBN 80-01-02789-9.
J. Pokorný: Dotazovací jazyky. Karolinum, 2002. 255 s. ISBN 80-246-0497-3.
J. Pokorný: Databázové systémy a jejich použití v informačních systémech. Academia Praha, 1992
H. Garcia-Molina, J.D. Ullman, J.D. Widom. Database Systems: The Complete Book. Prentice Hall, 2001.
Recommended Reading:
C.J. Date: An Introduction to Database Systems. Addison Wesley, 8th Edition, 2003.
M. Krátký, R. Bača: Databázové systémy.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined