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FIT5043

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Pari Delir Haghighi

Synopsis

This unit focuses on designing, developing and deploying distributed database systems. The unit introduces various contemporary issues including data model partitioning, fragmentation, replication issues, query optimisation, concurrency control, restart and recovery, distributed database design, client-server and distributed database applications. Particular attention will be paid to detailed consideration of distributed database management issues.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • be familiar with the currently available models, technologies for and approaches to building distributed database systems;
  • have developed practical skills in the use of these models and approaches, so that they will be able to select and apply the appropriate tools for a particular case;
  • be aware of the current research directions in the field and their possible outcomes;
  • be able to carry out research on a relevant topic, identify primary references, analyse them and come up with meaningful conclusions;
  • be able to apply learned skills to solving practical database related tasks.

Assessment

Assignments/Tutorial exercises and attendance: 90%; Presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor David Taniar

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prohibitions

CSE5200

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5043/