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Basic Course “Architecture & Implementation of DBMS”



  • Prof. Dr. Jens Teubner

Schedule (Lecture)

  • Mondays, 8-10h, OH12, E.003
  • Wednesdays, 8-10h, OH12, E.003

This lecture will be held in presence.

Schedule (Exercises)

  • Mondays, 12-14h, OH12, 3.031
  • Tuesdays, 8-10h, OH12, E.003

The exercise sessions are led by Roland Kühn and will start on April 17. You can register for the exercises via Moodle


Database systems form the heart of virtually any enterprise application. They manage vast amounts of data, yet allow for fast and efficient search; they handle thousands of updates every second, yet won't trip over problems due to concurrency; and guarantee consistency and data integrity even in the case of catastrophic events (loss of hardware, etc.).

In this course we learn how database systems can provide this service and performance. We will look “under the hoods” and understand how a database is built internally. We will get to see techniques that allow to construct a system in a scalable and robust manner.

More specifically, our agenda includes: space management (buffer manager), index structures (single- and multi-dimensional), query processing (e.g., external sorting, join processing), query optimization, concurrency control (e.g., two-phase locking), failure tolerance (ARIES), distributed database systems.

This course will be taught in English.


Mar 27, 2023

Web page updated.


Lecture Slides

Lecture slides will be made available via Moodle.


Exercise material will be made available via Moodle.



Prof. Dr. Jens Teubner
Tel.: 0231 755-6481
Roland Kühn
Tel.: 0231 755-2748