Database Systems

Diagram of database architecture.

The general architecture of a database management system. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


MIT Course Number

6.830 / 6.814

As Taught In

Fall 2010


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed, though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend.

Archived Versions

Madden, Samuel, Robert Morris, Michael Stonebraker, and Carlo Curino. 6.830 Database Systems, Fall 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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