Welcome to the website of the "Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts" (EPIC) group.
Our activities are focused on the following research topics:
In-Memory Data Management for Enterprise Applications
Human-Centered Software Design and Engineering
In-Memory Data Management for Life Sciences
Our group includes PostDocs, PhD students, and student assistants, and is headed by Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner. If you are interested in our work or want to join our team, please contact Dr. Matthias Uflacker.
Our team is giving a series of lectures and seminars with a focus on enterprise systems design and in-memory data management. Strong links to the industry ensure a close connection between theory and its implementation in the real world.
Our research focuses on the principles of in-memory data management on modern hardware and the integration of different hard- and software systems to meet business requirements. This involves studying the conceptual and technological aspects of modern enterprise applications as well as tools and methods for enterprise systems design.
We continually strive to translate our research into practical outputs that improve the quality of enterprise applications. A close link to industry partners ensures relevance and impact of our work. Get here an overview of our current and previous projects.
Initial kickoff: Monday, Oct 13 2014 at 3:15 PM (V2.16)
WS2014/15 one day per week
SS2015 full time
More details will follow
The introduction of SAP’s in-memory database HANA had a disruptive impact on the industry. Enterprise applications are adjusted for new programming paradigms while old constraints fall away. The project will rethink the way enterprise applications are designed and how they can be built leveraging new patterns and algorithms for in-memory databases, modern hardware architectures with large amounts of main memory, and multi-core processors. The team will analyze existing business processes and identify areas for optimization. We strive to have a co-innovation like environment with close and frequent contact to partners and customers. With the support of SAP, the chosen business process will be re-thought and the team will implement a prototype application to prove their concept. The prototype will be developed, using modern web technologies and shall run on top of our research prototype HYRISE or SAP’s in-memory database HANA.
learn the fundamentals of in-memory databases and how they differ from traditional disk-based systems
get insights into SAP and how businesses use their transactional data to support decision making
get access and work with customer data
get access to the latest hardware
learn how to work in a team over a longer period of time
Please familiarize yourself with the general material:
"A Course in In-Memory Data Management" by Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner. This book is the culmination of six years work of in-memory research. As such, it provides the technical foundation for combined transactional and analytical workloads inside one single database as well as examples of new applications that are now possible given the availability of the new technology. The book is available at Springer.