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CMU 15-799: Special Topics in Database Systems

Course Introduction

  • University: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • Prerequisites: CMU 15-445
  • Programming Language: C++
  • Course Difficulty: 🌟🌟🌟
  • Estimated Study Time: 80 hours

This course has only been offered twice so far, in Fall 2013 and Spring 2022, and it discusses some cutting-edge topics in the field of databases. The Fall 2013 session covered topics like Streaming, Graph DB, NVM, etc., while the Spring 2022 session mainly focused on Self-Driving DBMS, with relevant papers provided.

The tasks for the Spring 2022 version of the course included:

  1. Task One: Manual performance tuning based on PostgreSQL.
  2. Task Two: Improving the Self-Driving DBMS based on NoisePage Pilot, with no limitations on features.

The teaching style is more akin to a seminar, with fewer programming assignments. This course can broaden the horizons for general students and may be particularly beneficial for those specializing in databases.

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