Architecture of DB Systems WS2019/20
(VU, 706.543 Architecture of Database Systems)

ADBS is a 5 ECTS master course, applicable to the computer science master catalog 'Knowledge Technologies'. This course addresses the architecture of traditional and modern database systems. In detail, the covered topics focus on a microscopic view of internal techniques for query optimization, query processing, and data management, which all have broad applicability.

Unfortunately, this course will not take place in WS2019/20 as there were less than 10 students registered at the beginning of the semester.


The lectures are accompanied by mandatory exercises, leveraging open source tools and systems (at the extend of 2 ECTS, i.e, roughly 50 working hours). As an alternative to the exercises, students may choose to do a progamming project in SystemDS (an open source ML system for the end-to-end data science lifecycle) instead.


  • Lecturer: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Boehm, ISDS
  • Teaching Assistant: M.Sc. Arnab Phani, ISDS
  • Final exam: oral or written (depending on the number of participants)
  • Grading: 40% project, 60% final exam