IN5040 – Advanced Database Systems for Big Data

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Course content

In this course you'll learn about new database technologies to handle Big Data: Data Stream Management Systems, Complex Event Processing, Distributed and Heterogeneous Database Systems, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Web Data Management, and Cloud Data Management.

Learning outcome

After you have successfully passed this course:

  • You know the challenges, initiatives and history of the new database technologies to handle Big Data.
  • You are able to explain the idea, application domains, concepts, and structure of Data Stream Management Systems, Complex Event Processing, Distributed and Heterogeneous Database Systems, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Web Data Management, and Cloud Data Management.
  • You understand the strength and weaknesses of the new database technologies to handle Big Data: how the specific problems can be solved, which new problems are introduced, and how these problems can be solved; which challenges are introduced by data centers.
  • You have in-depth knowledge about the fundamentals and usage of Data Stream Management Systems and Complex Event Processing through the lectures and the mandatory exercise.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

A maximum of 60 students (IN5040 and IN9040 alltogether).

Ranking:

  1. Phd-studentes who have the course approved in their study plan 
  2. Masterstudents in Informatics: programming and system architechture/Informatics: Programming and Networks who have the course approved in their study plan
  3. Masterstudenter in Informatics-programs who have the course approved in their study plan
  4. Masterstudents in Mat.Nat-faculty who have the course approved in their study plan
  5. Masterstudents in Informatics-programs
  6. Others

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

INF1300 – Introduction to Databases (continued) and INF3100/INF4100 – Database systems (discontinued)/INF 212.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

3 hours lectures per week, emphasis is given on active involvement of the course participants in discussions and problem solving.

It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

The course includes mandatory assignments.

Examination

Oral or written exam (depending on the number of course attendees).

All mandatory assignments must be approved to be allowed to take the exam.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN9040 – Advanced Database Systems for Big Data, INF5100 – Advanced database systems (continued), INF9100

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)