Summer 2022 - CMPT 454 D100

Database Systems II (3)

Class Number: 3507

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 15, 2022
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SRYC 2600, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 300 and 354, with a minimum grade of C-.



An advanced course on database systems which covers crash recovery, concurrency control, transaction processing, distributed database systems as the core material and a set of selected topics based on the new developments and research interests, such as object-oriented data models and systems, extended relational systems, deductive database systems, and security and integrity.


To provide an in-depth coverage of the systems aspects of modern database systems. This course continues with the first database course, CMPT 354, by focusing on (1) physical implementation of DBMS (data storage, index, and query optimization and processing) and (2) transaction management and (3) distributed databases.


  • Data storage
  • Index
  • Query optimization
  • Transaction management, Concurrency control, Crash Recovery



To be discussed the first week of classes.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Fundamentals of Database Systems

  • 7th Edition
  • Elmasri and Navathe
  • Pearson
  • 2015

ISBN: 9780133970777

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