Data Management SS2020
(INF.01017UF VO, INF.02018UF KU, 706.010 VU)

This course covers, primarily from a user perspective, foundations of database systems in terms of design and data modeling, query languages and APIs, physical design, query and transaction processing, as well as foundations of modern, distributed data management and analysis. Thus, the course consists of two main parts: (a) database systems, and (b) modern data management. Due to different course types and ECTS schemes, INF.01017UF includes lectures of parts (a) and (b), INF.02018UF includes exercises of parts (a) and (b), while 706.010 includes lectures and exercises of part (a) only.


In detail, the course covers the following topics, which also reflects the course calendar. All slides will be made available prior to the individual lectures.

A: Database Systems

  • 01 Introduction and Overview [Mar 02]
  • 02 Conceptual Architecture and Design [Mar 09]
  • 03 Data Models and Normalization [Mar 16]
  • 04 Relational Algebra and Tuple Calculus [Mar 23]
  • 05 Query Languages (SQL, XML, JSON) [Mar 30]
  • 06 APIs (ODBC, JDBC, OR frameworks) [Apr 20]
  • 07 Physical Design and Tuning [Apr 27]
  • 08 Query Processing [May 04]
  • 09 Transaction Processing and Concurrency [May 11]

B: Modern Data Management

  • 10 NoSQL (key-value, document, graph) [May 18]
  • 11 Distributed file systems and object storage [May 25]
  • 12 Data-parallel computation (MapReduce, Spark) [May 25]
  • 13 Data stream processing systems [Jun 08]
  • 14 Q&A and exam preparation [Jun 15]


The lectures are accompanied by mandatory exercises for gaining practical experience. This years application domain is TBD (dataset).

A: Database Systems

  • Exercise 1: Data Modeling [published TBD, deadline TBD]
  • Exercise 2: Query Languages and APIs [published TBD, deadline TBD]
  • Exercise 3: Tuning and Transactions [published TBD, deadline TBD]

B: Modern Data Management

  • Exercise 4: Large-Scale Data Analysis [published TBD, deadline TBD]


  • Lecturer: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Boehm, M.Tech. Arnab Phani, ISDS
  • Teaching Assistants: Dardan Dermaku, Olga Ovcharenko, Paul Mirtl, Oliver Nikolic, Melanie Willfurth
  • Final written exams: TBD
  • Grading 706.010: 30% exercises (mandatory), 70% final exam
  • Exercises: passed, if total points ≥ 50% and all submitted