From 17 to 19 May, the Potsdam IT specialists will be attending the world’s largest customer fair run by IT group SAP SE (stand 100) to present a software solution designed to enable Hamburg's port to track emissions at all times and thereby assists experts in minimising environmental pollution, for example. In addition to the project with the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) the HPI will also be presenting twelve other applications from its latest research on main-memory databases and new online learning formats for universities and companies.
"Every day, the port of Hamburg records around 1.5 million measurement readings from ship movements, traffic flows and environment sensors. Our software application enables these different data sources to be linked together. Furthermore, the vast amounts of data can be visualized in order to give a comprehensive picture of the port facility", explains Dr Matthias Uflacker, deputy chair of the HPI faculty for Enterprise Platforms and Integration Concepts. According to Uflacker, it will allow air quality trends to be accurately represented for specific time frames and regions.
The software can be used to approximately calculate and track sulphur dioxide readings, nitrogen dioxide readings, particulate matter readings, and the positions and traffic flows of various ships and vehicles on an interactive map of the port area. The application is based on the SAP HANA platform, whose in-memory database technology was co-developed at the HPI, where it continues to be researched. It speeds up the process for analysing vast volumes of data in real time.