Gastvortrag "Industry vs. Research DBMS: Exploring Key Differences"

Am 01.06.2023 hält Andreas Zimmerer von Snowflake ab 16:00 Uhr einen Gastvortrag in der Ringvorlesung des Elitestudiengangs Software Engineering. Der Vortrag findet in Raum 1055N statt und hat den Titel "Industry vs. Research DBMS: Exploring Key Differences". Zum Vortrag sind alle herzlich eingeladen.



Snowflake is a cloud-based data warehousing platform that offers a fully-managed service to store, process, and analyze large amounts of data. It is a relational database management system (DBMS) that is designed to be highly scalable, reliable, and secure. Snowflake is built on a unique multi-cluster shared data architecture that separates compute and storage, allowing users to easily scale computing resources up or down as needed, without affecting data availability or query performance.
Snowflake reliably handles high volumes of data and executes billions of queries every day. Building such a large system yields unique challenges and pitfalls, but also contains many well-known solutions. In this talk, we will explore the challenges and solutions involved in building a high-volume, query-intensive data management system such as Snowflake. Drawing from the experiences of individuals with academic backgrounds who have worked on both research and industry databases, we compare the similarities and differences between these two worlds. Through this comparison, we aim to provide valuable insights into the design and management of large-scale data processing systems, with a focus on features, workloads, optimizations, and operations.


Andreas Zimmerer ist Absolvent des 13.Jahrgangs des Elitestudiengangs Software Engineering. Seit 2021 arbeitet er bei Snowflake im Bereich Query Processing.