Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization (IPD), Chair Prof. Böhm

Working with Database Systems


The practical course database systems lets students learn how to deploy database systems in practice, as a supplement to the different lectures on database technology. The participants will work in selected projects with commercial (object-)relational and XML database technology. Furthermore, database design will be practised with real-world examples.

The following projects are planned for the course:

  • Accessing databases, in particular from user programs, 
  • data management with non-conventional database technology, 
  • database design. 

Working in teams is another important aspect of all projects.


In the practical course, the knowledge from the lecture “Deployment of Database Systems” is reinforced on a practical level. The focus is on database-application programming, the usage of interactive query languages and database design. Furthermore, the students should learn to work in teams in order to work on various projects successfully.