Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

In-Memory Data Management Research

General Regulations

  • Type of course: Master Seminar, Winter Term 2015/16
  • Teaching Staff: Dr. Matthias Uflacker, Martin Boissier, Markus Dreseler
  • Location: Villa , 2.16, Hasso-Plattner-High-Tech-Park, August-Bebel-Str. 88
  • The seminar will mostly be held in individual meetings.
  • First meeting: October 15 at 11 AM, V-2.16, 
  • Final Presentation: Feb 17 at 9.15 AM, V-2.16
  • 4 semester periods per week (Semesterwochenstunden)
  • 6 credit points (graded)
  • Area of specialization: BPET, OSIS, SAMT
  • Slides of the Introduction

Short Description

The goal of the research seminar is to teach the students the basics of scientific research and a basic knowledge of the inner mechanics of in-memory databases. The seminar is focused on recent research topics as well as latest hardware trends (e.g., non-volatile memory, 240 core server machines, co-processing) in conjunction with columnar in-memory database systems. Each student will work individually on a topic, resulting in a final paper (8-10 pages, IEEE) in addition to a midterm and final presentation. The topics vary from optimized (e.g., lock-free) data structures for in-memory database to general database concepts (e.g., transaction handling, memory tiering, co-processing). Each topic will have an implementation component, which should be employed and closely evaluated in the resulting paper.

Grading (Leistungserfassungsprozess)

The following components determine the final mark:

Presentations (Mid-term / Final): 30 (10 / 20) %

Results: 30 %

Article: 30 %

Peer-Review of an assigned paper of a fellow student: 10 %

All of the components must be passed in order to pass the seminar.