Online Introduction to Relational Databases (and not only) with Stanford University!

How many of you know exactly the definition of "relational database"? What exactly the adjective "relational" refers to? Many of you allow themselves to be deceived, thinking this adjective is related to foreign key constraints between tables. Instead this adjective lurks in a world based on set theory, relational algebra and the concept of relationship intended as a table.

Well, for those who want to deep the fundamentals of relational model, relational algebra, XML, OLAP and emerging "NoSQL" systems, Stanford University School of Engineering offers a public and free online introductory course to databases.

This is the related web page:

http://www.db-class.com/

The course will last 2 months, after which there will be a final exam. Passing the final exam will entitle the participants to receive a statement of accomplishment.

A syllabus and more information is available here.

Happy eLearning to you! Smile

Comments

  1. Gravatar olga says:

    Re : # re: Online Introduction to Relational Databases (and not only) with Stanford University!

    I signed up for Online class. Somebody told me it is not very good than onsite class. Was trying to find some place to ask Stanford students, but there is no official forum. Found only this: http://onlyatstanford.com. Any other resources?
  2. Gravatar lucazav says:

    Re : # re: Online Introduction to Relational Databases (and not only) with Stanford University!

    Hi Olga, I just found this one:

    http://forum.stanford.edu/

    Try it. Bye!
  3. Gravatar Cheyanna says:

    Re : # re: Online Introduction to Relational Databases (and not only) with Stanford University!

    Always refreshing to hear a raintoal answer.
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