Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Microsoft Surface on SAP TREX

Combining in-memory database technology and modern visualization techniques

The goal of this project is the creation of a prototype that demonstrates the power of combining in-memory database technology and modern visualization techniques. Therefore, sales data is visualized on a Microsoft Surface table, which is stored on a SAP TREX instance. The sales data is stored record by record: every movement on the Surface table composes the corresponding analytical query that is then executed against all the sales records. The prototype exposes also tabs that can be used to navigate through the different dimensions. Furthermore, it includes a time-slider that allows navigating through the different time dimensions. All data is visualized as pie charts, which differ in size in relation to the specific sales volume in the particular region.

Project Team: Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner, Christian Tinnefeld, Stephan von Schorlemer, Torsten Becker, Frederik Rudeck

Related Research Area: In-Memory Enterprise Data Management

Project Period: Jun 2009 until Jul 2009