Seminar - Modern Database Systems: Data Processing in the Cloud

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In this seminar, we study the challenges of data processing in the cloud. We discuss the topic along papers very recent publications in 5 blocks:

  1. distributed system challenges
  2. data consistency
  3. database systems in the cloud
  4. transactions in the cloud
  5. serverless data processing and shuffling


  • Fundamentals of Databases (Grundlagen Datenbanken, GDB) or similar course.
  • Additional database implementation courses are highly recommended.


Dates and Deadlines

  • Preliminary discussion:
  • Registration
  • Deregistration until:
    • 05.03.2021
    • If you were assigned to the seminar by the matching system, but do not intend to participate, please let us know so that we reassign your slot.
  • Paper Selection:
    • TBD
    • Please send your preferred topics to
      First come, first serve!
      Find the topic assignments, presentation dates and other deadlines in TBD.
    • During the semester
    • You have to present your paper, moderate the discussion for another paper and write a report
    • Two of you present their paper each week
    • Deadline for your report is 2 weeks after presenting your paper
    • Presentation will take place each Monday from 2pm to 4pm starting from the 26th of April