TDT4225 - Very Large, Distributed Data Volumes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam and excersises
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Exercise 25/100
Exercise 25/100
Written exam 50/100 3 hours D

Course content

Introduction to large and distributed data volumes. Introduction to distributed techniques. How to design data-intensive applications? Reliability, scalability, and maintainability; how we need to think about them; and how we can achieve them. Data models and query languages. Indexing and storage techniques. Encoding of data. Replication, partitioning and transactions. Fault models, consistency and consensus.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - reliable, scalable, and maintainable distributed systems - modern data models and query languages - modern indexing- and data storage methods - formats for encoding of data - models of replication - models of partitioning - theory of transactions - fault models - consistency and consensus Skills: - Develop applications with big data using standard database products. - Evaluate existing systems and solutions for distributed storage and management of data - How to combine tools to build the properties you need - Participate in the development of new systems for distributed storing and management of data General competence: - Distributed systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and self-study. There are compulsory exercises in the subject. Some of the exercises are programming exercises with big data volumes and are done in small groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory excersises

Further on evaluation

The exam is given in English.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Information given at start of term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8050 7.5

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Written exam and excersises

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written exam 50/100 D 2022-12-14 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 13
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 10
SL322 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL228 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 48
Autumn ORD Exercise 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Exercise 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Written exam 50/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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