460-4125/01 – Database Systems I (DS I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAC027 doc. Ing. Radim Bača, Ph.D.
CHO247 Ing. Peter Chovanec, Ph.D.
MOR0179 Ing. Lukáš Moravec
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2

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

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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 defence of a semestral project is based on a design of IS (conceptual model, SQL DDL scripts, SQL Select scripts)


Other requirements

The student should be eager to learn new things about databases systems.


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 modelling using Oracle data modeler. - Conceptual modelling using Toad data modeler. - SQL JDD and JMD. - Functional dependencies. - Database design, BCNF.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100 (100) 51 3
        SQL SELECT Written test 40  20
        SQL and Database Design Written test 20  10
        Task Specification and Database Design Project 30  15
        Final Test Written test 10  5
Mandatory attendence participation: There are three tests: 1. The first test focus on a SQL SLECET knowledge. 2. The second test focus on SQL DDL and DML knowledge. 3. The last test is a final test that focuses on a general database system knowledge. There is a project where the student tries to create a simple database system.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 AZD P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 AZD P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 AZD P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 AZD P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 AZD P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 AZD P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter
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2020/2021 Winter