Prof. Dr. Viktor Leis 2020

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Viktor Leis
(Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
Title Efficient Data Processing on Modern Hardware
Date Thursday, 16of January 2020, 14:00h
Location S2|02 (Piloty Building, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt)
Room C 120
For decades, the software architecture of database systems was static. In the past decade, however, the hardware landscape changed dramatically, and traditional database systems become inefficient on modern hardware. In particular, large main memory capacities and highly-parallel multi-core processors require new data management techniques. As a reaction, main-memory database systems, which re-engineer virtually all database layers, were developed. The talk will first presents a number of techniques for high-performance in-memory data management. Then, we discuss the implications of modern storage technologies.
Viktor Leis is a professor of databases and information systems group at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Prior to that, he was a PhD student and a Postdoc at the database systems group at TU Munich. His research revolves around designing efficient database systems and includes core database topics such as query processing, query optimization, transaction processing, index structures, and storage.