Foundations of Databases 2017/18

On this page I will publish slides, exercises and other material for the course.

  1. Databases and Queries  (Slides)
  2. Relational Algebra  (Slides)
  3. First-order Query Languages  (Slides)

These are exercises that we have discussed in the lab sessions.
  1. Queries in Calculus, Algebra, and SQL

    To run the SQL queries you wrote, download this main memory dbms, which already contains data for the movie database.

  2. Satisfiability of Comparisons

Here are the questions for the coursework:
  1. Satisfiability, Safety, and Containment (Assignment)

To prepare for the exam, please, do this

The textbook with background material for the course is
Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, Victor Vianu. Foundations of Databases.
The book is available for download at the Technical University of Vienna: Frontmatter Toc A B C D E F Bibliography Index (username "stud", password "tu")

In addition to the book, several research papers contain material that is complementary to the content of the course.

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