IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Databases

10:00 am on Monday, June 11, 2018
12:00 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018
2 Cummington Mall; Room 107
The main goal of this tutorial is to give attendees an overall picture of what databases are, how they work, and what they can offer you. We will cover the key concepts of a database and its management system, such as relational vs. non-relational, primary and foreign keys, tables, queries, SQL , DDL/DML, ACID, etc. Throughout the tutorial, we will use examples to help illustrate the concepts better. At the end, we may talk about some common database design principles and their typical application scenarios, and some new trends in database technology.