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Course details 2012-2013  
Databases and webtechnology
Course Code :1001WETDAW
Study domain:Computer Science
Semester:Semester: 2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction :Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Theobald Martin


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
  • English
  • General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

2. Learning outcomes

The course captures current Web technologies for "big data" management and so-called "NoSQL" databases. Participants will become familiar with the underlying principles of these technologies and be able to practice their knowledge through system-oriented exercises.

3. Course contents

We will cover a number of current trends in databases and Web technologies with a focus on "big data" management, including:
  • Distributed file systems: GFS/HFS
  • Google's Bigtable
  • MapReduce/Hadoop
  • Yahoo's Pig/Pig Latin
  • Apache's HIVE and HBase
  • CouchDB, MongoDB, etc.

4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Lectures
  • Practice sessions
  • Laboratory sessions

  • Personal work:
  • Exercises
  • Assignments:In group

  • Project-based work:
  • In group

  • Facilities for working students
    Classroom activities:
    • Exercise sessions: free to choose the group division

    5. Assessment method and criteria

  • Written without oral presentation
  • Oral with written preparation
  • Closed book

  • Continuous assessment:
  • Exercises

  • Presentation

    6. Study material

    Required reading

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:

    7. Contact information

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