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Implementation of Database Systems
(dt. Implementierung von Datenbanksystemen)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced 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
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben und mündliche Präsentation der Lösung von mindestens zwei der Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung oder Klausur
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme M.Sc. Informatik / Vertiefungsbereich Informatik
One semester,
Jährlich oder 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.

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 Wintersemester 2018/19. 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.