460-2056/01 – Database systems I (DS I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAC027 doc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.
CHO247 Ing. Peter Chovanec, Ph.D.
LUK194 Ing. Petr Lukáš
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2
Combined Graded credit 3+18

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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.

Teaching methods

Project work


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.

Compulsory literature:

H. Garcia-Molina, J.D. Ullman, J.D. Widom. Database Systems: The Complete Book. Prentice Hall, 2001.

Recommended literature:

C.J. Date: An Introduction to Database Systems. Addison Wesley, 8th Edition, 2003.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- Each student has to pass two tests during the computer exercises. The first test is focused on the SQL language and the second test practice database design, database schema creation and its modification. - Presentation and defense of a semestral project is based on a design of IS (conceptual model, SQL DDL scripts, SQL Select scripts)


Další požadavky na studenta

There are no additional requirements are placed on a student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: - Introduction to database technologies. Motivation, data independence, and RDBMS architecture. Relational data model. - 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. Exercises: - 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.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Students have to pass every test/project in the subject.

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