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CS2255 Database Management Systems question paper

CS2255 Database Management Systems question paper - Nov/Dec 2010 / Anna University Previous Year Exam Questions / Anna University Previous Year Computer Science and Information Technology Question Papers

Fourth Semester
Computer Science and Engineering
(Common to Information Technology)
(Regulation 2008)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 Marks
Answer ALL questions
PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)
1. Define the two levels of data independence.
2. Write down any two major responsibilities of a database administrator.
3. List out the various relational algebra operators.
4. What are the four broad categories of constraints?
5. Define irreducible sets of dependencies.
6. Define the third normal form.
7. What are ACID properties?
8. What are the three kinds of intent locks?
9. Which are the factors to be considered for the evaluation of indexing and
hashing techniques?
10. What is the drawback of flash memory?

PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)
11. (a) Explain the three different groups of data models with examples. (16)
(b) Describe the components of entity-relationship diagram with suitable examples. (16)
12. (a) Describe the features of Embedded SQL and Dynamic SQL. Give suitable examples. (16)
(b) Write short notes on the following :
(i) Mandatory access control. (9)
(ii) Missing information. (7)
13. (a) Explain non loss decomposition and functional dependencies with
suitable example. (16)
(b) Discuss Join Dependencies and Fifth Normal Form, and explain why
5NF? (16)
14. (a) (i) State the Two-Phase Commit protocol. Discuss the implications of a
failure of the coordinator and some participants. (10)
(ii) Briefly explain transaction recovery with primitive operations. (6)
(b) (i) State and explain the three concurrency problems. (9)
(ii) What is meant by isolation level and define the five different
isolation levels. (7)
15. (a) (i) Discuss the improvement of reliability and performance of RAID (8)
(ii) Explain the structure of a B+-tree. (8)
(b) Explain the complex selection predicates with example. (16)


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