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California State University Stanislaus

CS 4250: Database Management Systems

Fall 2022

3:00 - 3:50 pm, M W F, S 137. Dr. Megan Thomas

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Welcome to CS4250, an introduction to database management systems. Topics include:

Modeling, development, and implementation of database systems using storage structures, data definition languages, and data manipulation languages for the relational approach to database management. Database integrity and security problems. Historical development of database systems.

Prerequisite: CS 3100.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

12 Dec 2022 This small chunk, which was in the midterm, will also be in the final exam.
12 Dec 2022 I made a small change to the Part 7 template. Removed "and data types", which simplifies your project work.
20 Nov 2022 "The top 10 most-regretted college majors - and the degrees graduates wish they had pursued instead",, 12 Nov 2022
25 Oct 2022 News articles you might be interested in:
"The best states in the US for tech jobs", Computerworld, 20 Oct 2022.
"Developer jobs: Nearly a third of top tech roles remain empty, say recruiters: Despite hiring freezes and layoffs, companies of all sizes need software professionals - and there simply aren't enough to go around", ZDNet, 20 Oct 2022.
12 Oct 2022 Here is one small chunk of the midterm you will take on Friday during class time.

26 Aug 2022 Career Fair on Sept 28, 1-4. (Some preparation events before then, to help wi th resume creation, etc.)
Career Center Events, Fall 2022
22 Aug 2022 Welcome to CS 4250!


Project Overview

Project Part 1 20
Project Part 2 25 + 6
Homework 1 30
Project Part 3 20
Homework 2 30
Project Part 4 10
Homework 3 30
Project Part 5 25
Project Part 6 12
Homework 4 35
Project Part 7 70

Books at the CSU Stanislaus Library

The Ramakrishnan and Garcia-Molina/Ullman/Widom textbooks are both available at the university library.

Campus Resources

DBMS Resources

Fun News Articles and Podcasts