purpose of this note is to give students about an understanding of what database
systems are, why we use them, how to use common database systems efficiently
and how database systems work internally. Also teaches about variety of data
management tasks and different approaches to them.
Covered topics: Introduction to databases,
Relational model, algebra, calculus, Basics of SQL programming, Advanced
SQL programming, Database design and normalization, Basics of query and
transaction processing, Introduction to XML (data format and query languages).