CS 742
Parallel and Distributed Database Systems
(Winter 2013)

M. Tamer Özsu
DC 3350

Lecture times: Thursdays 1:30-4:20PM

Lecture location: DC 2568

Calendar Description

This course covers algorithms and architectures used in parallel and distributed database management systems. The focus is on relational systems, but the problems addressed in this course arise in all large-scale database systems.


Principles of Distributed Database Systems, 3rd edition, M. Tamer Özsu and Patrick Valduriez, Springer, 2011.

Note that the book is required. We will cover much of it. If you don't want to purchase it, you may be able to get it from the library.

We will also read papers from literature. For access to papers, you can consult Michael Ley's online bibliography:

Workload and Evaluation (tentative and may change depending on class size)

Course Outline

Schedule (tentative and may change)

Tentative schedule that will get firmed up is here. The lecture notes are also posted there.

Administrative details

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