Database Management Systems

York University
Winter 2017
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Instructor: Parke Godfrey
Office: Lassonde Building #2050
Office Hours: 3–5pm Wednesdays
& by appointment
Ph#: 416-736-2100 x66671
Term: Winter 2017
Time: Tu&Th 10:00-11:30pm
Place: CB #122
Textbook: H. Garcia-Molina, J.D. Ullman, & J. Widom
Database Systems: The Complete Book
2nd edition, 2009
Pearson / Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-187325-3
Class URL:

Welcome to the Database Management Systems course, EECS-4411M, for winter term 2017. Materials, instructions, and notices for the course will accumulate here over the semester.

  Class Bulletin Board

Class notices will accumulate here over the term. Be certain to check here regularly. (Refresh this page via your browser when you visit to ensure that you are not looking at an old, cached copy. Otherwise, you can miss the latest message.)

Marks accumulating on ePost.

  • Final exam is 7–10pm Monday 10 April at DB #0005 (which used to be called the Tel Building). Preparation Guide.

  • Project #3, Merg Join, is up and running.
    Due Tuesday 4 April 2017. (But no late penalty if turned in up until end of the week, Friday.)

  • Project #2's due date extended to the end of Tuesday 21 March.

  • Test #2 is on Thursday 9 March 2017.

  • Test #1 returned, and marks out on ePost.

  • Project #2, The Tipping Point, is up and running.
    Due Friday 17 March 2017.

  • Project #1, The Buffer Pool Manager, is up and running.
    Due Friday 17 February 2017.

  • Test #1 is on Thursday 2 February 2017.

    Add to readings for Test #1 Chapter 15 §6.1, which defines “clustering”.

  • First lecture is 10am Thursday 5 January!


  Projects, Assignments, & Exams