About the Class

This class deals with basic and advanced topics of RDBMS.

Course Info

  • Instructor: Francisco R. Ortega, Ph.D.
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  • Classroom: GL 139
  • Office Hours: T & R => 12:15 to 1:45pm and 3:30 to 4:00pm. Otherwise, by appointment
  • Office: ECS 212-D
  • Phone: 305-348-7983
  • Email:

Textbooks and Readings

  • Required Text:
    Fundamentals of Database Systems by Elmasri, R. and Navathe, S., Pearson, 7 Edition, 2015, ISBN-10: 0-13-397077-9. [FDS]

  • Optional Textbooks:
    Database Management Systems, 3rd. Edition. by Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke. 3rd Edition. [DMS]
    NoSQL for Mere Mortals. 1st Edition by Dan Sullivan. [NSMM]
    NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence. 1st Edition. by Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler. [NSD]

Teaching Assistants

  • NONE