Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry I Principles of In-Memory Databases

General Regulations

  • Type of course: Lecture, Master
  • Offerer: Prof. Hasso Plattner
  • Location: HS 3
  • Time: Monday to Thursday, 09:15 to 16:45, starting on June 30st, 2014
  • Written exam: June 9th, 15:30 - 17:00.
  • 2 semester periods per week (Semesterwochenstunden)
  • 3 credit points (graded)
  • Area of specialisation (new study regulations): ITSE, BPET, OSIS, SAMT


The focus of this lecture is on enterprise applications, especially with regards to in-memory databases and a programming model for enterprise applications. The lecture will largely be based on the In-Memory Data Management book by Prof. Hasso Plattner, which will be given for free to all enrolled students at V-2.11 (Andrea Lange). Students can pick up their copy after June 09th. The latest enrollment date for this lecture is April 28th, 2014. Parts of the lecture will be conducted in a flipped classroom setting, meaning that participants have to prepare parts of the content beforehand, which will allow for more dynamic discussions about vital parts of the introduced technologies and additional hands-on sessions. During the block week, we will have several guided discussions and controversial questions with the aim of reflecting the content and increase your ability to judge current trends and concepts with a focus on in-memory database technology. Additional presentations will complement the block week. After the lecture the students should be able to discuss and judge emerging trends of software engineering and data management in the context of enterprise applications.

Goals of the Lecture

  • Understand

    • what "enterprise applications" are
    • changes in enterprise applications development
    • In-Memory Database technology

  • Do

    • get some hands-on experience on latest database technology and emerging enterprise developments
    • get experience on debating in the "Wartburg" format


  • Written or oral exam (depending on the number of participants): -- 60%
  • Individual engagement and discussions during the block week: -- 40%

In order to obtain the ECTS credit points for the lecture, the two parts (written exam and individual engagement) must be passed with a grade of 4,0 or better.


Feel free to check out the photos of this event from 2013 in our gallery.