Data Management WS2021/22
(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.

The lectures will start October 04 (6.10pm) in hybrid form (in-person in HS i13 with 3G and video recording, and webex for remote live questions).

A: Database Systems

  • 01 Introduction and Overview [Oct 04, pdf, pptx]
  • 02 Conceptual Architecture and Design [Oct 11, pdf, pptx]
  • 03 Data Models and Normalization [Oct 18, pdf, pptx]
  • 04 Relational Algebra and Tuple Calculus [Oct 25, pdf, pptx]
  • 05 Query Languages (SQL, XML, JSON) [Nov 08]
  • 06 APIs (ODBC, JDBC, OR frameworks) [Nov 15]
  • 07 Physical Design and Tuning [Nov 22]
  • 08 Query Processing [Nov 29]
  • 09 Transaction Processing and Concurrency [Dec 06]

B: Modern Data Management

  • 10 NoSQL (key-value, document, graph) [Dec 13]
  • 11 Distributed Storage and Data Analysis [Jan 10]
  • 12 Data Stream Processing Systems [Jan 17]


The lectures are accompanied by mandatory exercises for gaining practical experience. This year's application domain are TBD (dataset to be released).

A: Database Systems

  • Exercise 1: Data Modeling [published Oct 08, deadline Nov 02]
  • Exercise 2: Query Languages and APIs [published Nov 09, deadline Nov 30]
  • Exercise 3: Tuning and Transactions [published Nov 30, deadline Dec 21]

B: Modern Data Management

  • Exercise 4: Large-Scale Data Analysis (extra credit) [published Dec 28, deadline Jan 18]


  • Lecturer: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Boehm, M.Tech. Arnab Phani, ISDS
  • Teaching Assistants: Christian Blöcher, Nives Križanec, Artem Kroviakov, Thomas Mühlbacher, Ema Salkić, Harald Semmelrock
  • Final written exams: TBD
  • Grading 706.010: 30% exercises (mandatory), 70% final exam
  • Exercises: passed, if total points ≥ 50% and all submitted