Enterprise Data Management

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Enterprise Data Management

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    INFO 211 and (INFO 212 or INFO 214)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A study of data management practices in the context of large-scale enterprise information systems, from both an administrative and a technical perspective.

    Data are a critical corporate resource, so the design, construction and management of the corporate database is of strategic importance to any organisation. The paper prepares students for the world of enterprise-scale data management.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Three 1-hour "lectorial" (part lecture, part tutorial) classes per week
    One 2-hour computer laboratory class per week

    Course Structure
    The paper focuses on four main topic areas:
    - Database programming
    - Database administration
    - Data warehouses
    - Managing "big data" (NoSQL, NewSQL, etc)

    Learning Outcomes
    - Design and implement a server-side application programming interface(API) for a database
    - Analyse the performance of a database system to identify potential problem areas and then choose, implement and test appropriate database tuning solutions
    - Identify and explain the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator
    - Identify potential database hazards and suggest ways to avoid or reduce the impact of these hazards and recover from them
    - Create a simple data warehouse and perform analytic queries on it
    - Identify and explain the differences between "traditional" database management systems and more recent NoSQL and NewSQL DBMSs and when each should be used

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