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This entry is from Winter semester 2016/17 and might be obsolete. You can find a current equivalent here.

CS 672 — Implementation of Database Systems
(dt. Implementierung von Datenbanksystemen)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Oral or written examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Computer Science.
One semester,
once every year or zweijährlich im Wintersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seeger


  • Architecture of database systems
  • File organization and access structures
  • One-dimensional index structures: B-trees and hash methods
  • Multidimensional index structures
  • Index Structures in Database Systems
  • Lock protcols and recovery for index structures
  • Algorithms for database operators
  • Query optimization
  • Physical optimization of databases
  • New developments in database systems

Qualification Goals

  • Acquisition of knowledge to assess the performance of database systems,
  • Techniques for the development of efficient data structures and algorithms in database systems,
  • Analysis of external data structures regarding runtime, storage space and throughput,
  • Dealing with index structures in commercial database systems,
  • Knowledge about query optimization techniques and their availability in commercial systems,
  • Insights into architectures of modern database systems.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Modulen Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen sowie Datenbanksysteme vermittelt werden.


Module imported from M.Sc. Computer Science.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Data Science
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Business Informatics
  • LAaG Computer Science

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Computer Science.

Recommended Reading

  • Kemper, Eickler: Datenbanksysteme, Oldenbourg.
  • Härder, Rahm: Datenbanksysteme. Konzepte und Techniken der
  • Implementierung, Springer.
  • Saake, Heuer, Sattler: Datenbanken: Implementierungstechniken, Mitp.
  • Garcia-Molina, Ullman, Widom: Database System Implementation, Prentice Hall.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2016/17. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

The module guide contains all modules, independent of the current event offer. Please compare the current course catalogue in Marvin.

The information in this online module guide was created automatically. Legally binding is only the information in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). If you notice any discrepancies or errors, we would be grateful for any advice.