Advanced Data Models (COMP5338)


This unit of study gives a comprehensive overview of post-relational data models and of latest developments in data storage technology.
Particular emphasis is put on spatial, temporal, and NoSQL data storage. This unit extensively covers the advanced features of SQL:2003, as well as a few dominant NoSQL storage technologies. Besides in lectures, the advanced topics will be also studied with prescribed readings of database research publications.

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Through semester assessment (40%) and Final Exam (60%)

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Assumed knowledge

This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of relational database systems as taught in COMP5138/ INFO9120 (Database Management Systems) or INFO2120/2820 (Database Systems 1).

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.