Technische Universität Berlin

The Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) group at the Technische Universität Berlin includes 25 researchers, consisting of one professor, six senior researchers and 18 PhD students. The group conducts research in the management and optimal processing of large-scale (semi-) structured data and huge collections of unstructured documents. This involves exploring systems, architectural designs, and their implementation to enable information management on the web scale. In order to meet this grand challenge, we will need innovative solutions that address each step in the Information Management Lifecycle. These steps include information modeling, information extraction, data cleansing, integration of heterogeneous data sources, efficient query processing, archiving, and retention management.

TUB’s flagship project is Stratosphere, a Collaborative Research Unit funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in which the Technische Universität Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam are jointly researching "Information Management on the Cloud". Stratosphere aims at considerably advancing the state-of-art in data processing on parallel, adaptive architectures, conducting research in the areas of massively parallel data processing engines, a programming model for parallel data programming, robust optimization of declarative data flow programs, continuous re-optimization and adaptation of the execution, data cleansing, and text mining.