Fall 2014

6.830/6.814 lectures are in 54-100 at 2:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

We will release the Fall 2014 assignments as the semester moves along. The contents of this calendar for days more than two weeks in the future may contain assignments from 2013 and is subject to change.

MondayTuesday WednesdayThursday Friday
sep 1
Labor Day
sep 2
Reg day
sep 3
First day of classes
LEC 1: Introduction to Databases
sep 4
sep 5
sep 8
LEC 2: The Relational Model
Reading Assignment
Assigned: PS 1
sep 9
sep 10
LEC 3: Schema Design
Reading Assignment
sep 11
sep 12
sep 15
LEC 4: Introduction to Database Internals
Reading Assignment
Due: PS 1
Assigned: Lab 1
sep 16 sep 17
LEC 5: Database Operators and Query Processing
Reading Assignment
sep 18
sep 19
sep 22
LEC 6: Indexing and Access Methods
Reading Assignment
Due: Final Project Teams (6.830 Only)
Assigned: PS 2
sep 23
sep 24
LEC 7: Buffer Pool Design and Memory Management
Reading Assignment
Due: Lab 1
sep 25
oct 26

sep 29
LEC 8: Join Algorithms
Reading Assignment
Assigned: Lab 2
sep 30
oct 1
LEC 9: Query Optimization
Reading Assignment
oct 2
oct 3
ADD DATE
oct 6
LEC 10:Column Stores
Reading Assignment
oct 7
oct 8
LEC 11: Transactions And Locking
Reading Assignment
Due: Lab 2
Due: Final Project Proposals (6.830 Only)
oct 9
oct 10
oct 13
Columbus Day Holiday
oct 14
oct 15
LEC 12: Optimistic Concurrency Control and Snapshot Isolation
Reading Assignment
Due: PS2
Assigned: Lab 3
oct 16
oct 17
oct 20
Quiz 1
oct 21
oct 22
LEC 13: Recovery
Reading Assignment
Assigned: PS3
oct 23
oct 24
oct 27
LEC 14: Recovery (cont.)
Reading Assignment
oct 28
oct 29
LEC 15: Distributed Databases
Reading Assignment
Due: Lab 3
oct 30
oct 31
Halloween!
nov 3
LEC 16:Distributed Transactions
Reading Assignment
Assigned: Lab 4 (6.814 Only)
nov 4
nov 5
LEC 17: Map Reduce
Reading Assignment
nov 6
nov 7
nov 10
Veterans Day Holiday
nov 11
Veterans Day Holiday
nov 12
LEC 18: Hadoop and Pig!
Reading Assignment
nov 13
nov 14
nov 17
LEC 19: TBD
nov 18
nov 19
LEC 20: TBD
nov 20
nov 21
nov 24
LEC 21: TBD
Due: Lab 4 (6.814 Only)
nov 25
nov 26
LEC 22: TBD
Assigned: Lab 5 (6.814 Only)
nov 27
Thanksgiving Holiday
nov 28
Thanksgiving Holiday
dec 1
LEC 23: TBD
Due: PS3
dec 2
dec 3
Quiz 2
dec 4
dec 5
dec 8
LEC 24: No reading. Lecture on future of database systems.
dec 9
dec 10
Last day of classes
Final Project Poster Session
Due: Lab 5 (6.814 Only)
Due: Final Project Reports (6.830 Only)
dec 11
dec 12
dec 15
Final exam week
dec 16
Final exam week
dec 17
Final exam week
dec 18
Final exam week
dec 19
Final exam week

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