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

Bachelor Project 2014 HP1

General Information

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.

Learning Experience

Participants will

  • 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
A Course in In-Memory Data Management

Reading Material

Please familiarize yourself with the general material: