Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner

Dr. Daniel Ritter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone:+49 (331) 5509-560
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I am a postdoctoral research fellow leading the autonomous database group of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute at the University of Potsdam. In addition, I am a database architect at SAP SE for SAP HANA Cloud and OrientDB, and a postdorctoral researcher in the SAP HANA Research Campus.

My research aims to build next generation multimodel data platforms, in-memory and cloud databases. In pursuit of this objective, I engage in research on databases, distributed systems and hardware accelerators. The research is conducted in cooperation with academic and industrial partners.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) from the University of Vienna (Austria) and my MSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics (very good) from the University of Heidelberg (Germany).


Our research group Autonomous Data Management focuses on self-configuring in-memory databases for different workloads and modern hardware, as part of our Hyrise database, and the Skyrise Data-Processing-as-a-Service system that allows us to study scalable and robust query processing on serverless cloud infrastructure.




  • Autonomous Data Management
  • Cloud Databases
  • In-Memory Databases
  • Modern Hardware

Selected Talks & Presentations (10/2021 -- 4/2022)

Co-Supervision of Ph.D Students (10/2021 -- 4/2022)

Co-Supervised Master's Theses (10/2021 -- 4/2022)

  • Cost-efficiency and Performance Robustness in Serverless Join Processing (David Justen, 2021)
  • Serverless Maintenance of Database Statistics and Materialized Views (Pascal Schulze, 2022)

Workshop, Conference, Journal Reviewing

Systems Engineering

  • ACM Computing (journal)
  • EuroSys

Information Systems

  • Information Systems (journal)
  • International Conference on Business Process Management
  • DBTest@Sigmod

Distributed Systems

  • ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems
  • IEEE Conferences on Distributed Systems in and beyond the Enterprise


  • 1.
    Perscheid, M., Plattner, H., Ritter, D., Schlosser, R., Teusner, R.: Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts Research at HPI ACM SIGMOD Record 51 (4), 68–73 (2023)
  • 2.
    Perscheid, M., Plattner, H., Ritter, D., Schlosser, R., Teusner, R.: Das Fachgebiet “Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts” am Hasso-Plattner-Institut Datenbank-Spektrum 22, 175–180 (2022)
  • 3.
    Bodner, T., Pietz, T., Bollmeier, L.J., Ritter, D.: Doppler: Understanding Serverless Query Execution Proceedings of the SIGMOD Workshop on Big Data in Emergent Distributed Environments (2022)
  • 4.
    Weisgut, M., Ritter, D., Boissier, M., Perscheid, M.: Separated Allocator Metadata in Disaggregated In-Memory Databases: Friend or Foe? 1st Workshop on Composable Systems (COMPSYS@IPDPS), awarded as best paper (2022)

Find all publications at https://dblp.org/pid/82/8248.html