Database Systems II

This course is offered in Spring Semester 2020.

On-Campus Classes Replaced By Digital Teaching

Teaching operations with student attendance are currently suspended due to the spread of coronavirus. We are therefore switching to digital teaching offers. Please refer to this course's ILIAS group for details.

General Information

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Guido Moerkotte
Teaching Assistant Daniel Flachs
Language English
Type 2L + 2E
Semester Spring semester
Credit Points 6 ECTS (4 SWS)
Start 17.02.2020

Learning Materials

All learning materials are made available via the ILIAS group of the course. There is no registration limitation, so you should be able to join the group directly.

Time & Place

Date Weekly on Mondays, 12:00-13:30
Place B6 A 1.01
Start 17.02.2020
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Date Weekly on Wednesdays, 15:30-17:00
Place B6 A 1.01
Start 19.02.2020



Knowledge in Database Systems, Algorithms and Programming.


  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Todd Austin: Structured Computer Organization 6e, Chaps. 2.1 (Processors), 2.2 (Primary Memory), 4.4 (Design of the Microarchitecture Level), 4.5 (Improving Performance), 8.1 (On-Chip Parallelism), 8.3.3 (UMA Symmetric Multiprocessor Architecture), 8.3.4 (NUMA Multiprocessors)
  • David Patterson and John Hennessy: Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach
  • Charles E. Leiserson, Clifford Stein, Ronald Rivest, and Thomas H. Cormen: Introduction to Algorithms 3e, Chap. 11 (Hash Tables)
  • Héctor García-Molina, Jeffrey Ullman, and Jennifer Widom: Database Systems: The Complete Book 2e, Chap. 15 (Query Execution)


The course examination will be a written, 90-min exam taking place after the lecture period. Please refer to the student services for information regarding registration, regulations and dates.