Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Dr. Daniel Ritter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Group Leader "Autonomous Database Management")

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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 and my MSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics (very good) from the University of Heidelberg.


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


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

Current Projects

Selected Talks & Presentations (while at HPI)

  • "Toward a perfect cloud database", Lecture Series (11/2021), HANA Multimodel Platform, SAP SE
  • "Cloud databases trends and challenges", Research Seminar (12/2021), Middleware Systems Research Group, University of Toronto

Co-Supervision of Ph.D Students (while at HPI)

Supervised Master's Theses (while at HPI)

  • Serverless Maintenance of Database Statistics and Materialized Views

Conference, Journal Reviewing

Systems Engineering

  • ACM Computing (journal)
  • EuroSys

Information Systems

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

Distributed Systems

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


  • 1.
    Weisgut, M.: Experimental Index Evaluation for Partial Indexes in Horizontally Partitioned In-Memory Databases. Proceedings of the 32nd GI-Workshop on Foundations of Databases (GvDB 2021), accepted (2021).

See all Publication at https://dblp.org/pid/82/8248.html