POTSDAM, Germany, August 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Starting on August 26th, Internet users from all over the world can study online with Prof. Hasso Plattner, co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of SAP. OpenHPI.de is the learning platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering (HPI), the institute of higher learning founded by Plattner at the University of Potsdam. Plattner is teaching the latest six-week online course in the new in-memory database technology. The in-memory data management researched at HPI and developed with SAP enables the flexible evaluation of huge amounts of data at lightning speed - something which would have previously taken hours or even days.
Participation is free in the course, which will be held in English. There are no entrance requirements to attend. Registration can be done online at https://openhpi.de/imdb. Those who complete the course successfully will receive a certificate signed by Plattner. The so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of openHPI are embedded in an interactive learning network. This means that participants have the opportunity to enter into exchange about the subject matter with Plattner, his scientific staff and fellow participants. At HPI, Plattner directs the research area "Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts." Since 2007 applications of the revolutionary in-memory database technology have been researched at HPI under his leadership and developed together with SAP.
Plattner's current course on in-memory data management is the updated and enhanced version of the course he gave that launched the openHPI learning platform on September 3, 2012. The new course offers 36 instructional videos from Plattner, comprehensive reading material for an intensive study of the subject, online tests to self-check learning progress, homework and an online final exam.
Press contact: HPI spokesman Hans-Joachim Allgaier, Tel +49-331-5509-119
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