Prerequisites: 62/16:370 with "C+" or better grade.
Study of problems and techniques involved in the design of data-base systems. Topics include physical design issues, performance analysis for data-base systems; recovery techniques; reorganization problems; normalization and logical design; query languages for relational data-bases (algorithmic issues, query processing by decomposition, query optimization) and distributed data-bases.
3 lecture hours per week, 1 laboratory hour per week , one term
Successors: 62:411, 62:485.
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 62:371 in the BU Course Transfer Database.