Introduction and Relational Databases

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Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do through creative use of technology, and we share what we learn with the rest of the world.

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This mini-course provides a general introduction to databases, and introduces the popular relational data model.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 4 months ago
This mini-course in addition to the ones about SQL and Relational Algebra are a good begining for understanding relational databases. The content is short, easy and well explained. I wish in a close future they could broad the topic and offer courses with more length and detail.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I would have liked if all the 14 mini-courses were compiled into a single 'Introduction to Databases' course. We could have a final exam that test our understanding on entire material. Plus a single Statement of Accomplishment.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 10 months ago
This first mini-course in the [Databases series](https://class.stanford.edu/courses/DB/2014/SelfPaced/about) from Stanford Online, focuses on introducing the concept of a Database Management System (DBMS) and the why a DBMS makes using a database easier. It then moves on to provide an overview of the relational data model and querying as used in Relational Database Managment Systems (RDBMS). While mentions of alternative data models and DBMS (e.g. XML, Hadoop, graph data) are made, this mini-course does not provide a overview of the alternatives to RDBMS. It would have been nice to have seen some discussion of these, in particular the various NoSQL technologies, as part of the introduction.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
This (in conjunction with the other mini modules offered as part of the databases courses at stanford) was perfect for a quick introduction and broad overview of the most important topics relating to databases.
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2/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
I want to learn what is the database, how it is working and, database fundamentals, SQL queries writing. I like the course content everything, but i can't continue the course because not able to understand the entire course. Please give us more example because while i m doing the course i having question which has to addressed in the course. So course should be structured like that way will be good. I have stopped this course before, i am willing to continue this course because the course topic is very interested one.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
This course was a breath of fresh air after trying the Microsoft Academy courses first. These are not only better in every way, including starting by explaining Relational Database concepts but if was shorter and presented in a much better format. I have paid for online training that pails in comparison to the Stanford Database series on here. I wish I could give 6 stars !!!!
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4 years ago
Quick and informative. Gives you everything you need to know about databases in order to jump into learning the necessary DB languages (SQL in my case).
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years ago
I think the mini-course "Introduction And Relational Databases 'and' an excellent introduction.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The knowledge I received is good and useful, but frankly I expected more practical information from this course. It needs to be longer or connected to other mini-courses
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5/10 starsDropped
4 years ago
Make it easy to use, like finding the course again. Coursera is very good in this way. Benefit here.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years ago
As expected a basic introduction for relational database
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
The mini course is nicely done as it is but it does not cover enough ground for this topic in general -- of course there is a more complex and complete version of this course available but that one may only be accessed as an archived course. Just for a simple exposure for what this topic may regard to, the mini course is a nice start and also provided some basic examples to show how data can be accessed in a relational database but for someone who is more serious about the topic, please take a look at the full version course. The full course was not in a hurry to bring up the SQL syntax but slowly build on how data can be presented in different format and some theory of relation algebra is also presented. Actually, I like the relation algebra part a lot, which serves as a primer for further reading and some hint on the theory -- I truly not wish for a course that repeats everything that some online syntax searches can cover.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
The material is good enough to start learning about DB and stuff and also to refresh the knowledge.
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