Peter Baumann

Prof. Dr. Peter Baumann

Large-Scale Scientific Information Systems Research Group
School of Computer Science & Engineering
Constructor University, Campus Ring 12, 28759 Bremen Germany
Phone number
+49 421 200-3178
Fax number
+49 421 200-493178
Email Address
Research I, Room 88
Research Interests

My core research interest is on flexible, scalable services on massive multi-dimensional sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data (often called "datacubes" today) in science, engineering, and business. We have developed the rasdaman array analytics engine which effectively has pioneered the research field of Array Databases and Actionable Datacubes, and has received a series of international innovation awards.


Based on this experience, I have shaped several Big Data standards, most remarkably the ISO SQL/MDA (Multi-Dimensional Arrays) standard and the OGC/ISO/INSPIRE "Big Earth Data" coverage standards suite.

Selected Publications

The multidimensional database system RasDaMan

P Baumann, A Dehmel, P Furtado, R Ritsch, N Widmann

Proceedings of the 1998 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of …

Big data analytics for earth sciences: the EarthServer approach

P Baumann, P Mazzetti, J Ungar, R Barbera, D Barboni, A Beccati, ...

International journal of digital earth 9 (1), 3-29

Management of multidimensional discrete data

P Baumann

The VLDB Journal 3 (4), 401-444

A database array algebra for spatio-temporal data and beyond

P Baumann

International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and …

The OGC web coverage processing service (WCPS) standard

P Baumann

Geoinformatica 14, 447-479

Storage of multidimensional arrays based on arbitrary tiling

P Furtado, P Baumann

Proceedings 15th International Conference on Data Engineering (Cat. No …

Towards intelligent giservices

P Yue, P Baumann, K Bugbee, L Jiang

Earth Science Informatics 8, 463-481

The RasDaMan approach to multidimensional database management

P Baumann, P Furtado, R Ritsch, N Widmann

Proceedings of the 1997 ACM symposium on Applied computing, 166-173

A database generator for human brain imaging

P Roland, G Svensson, T Lindeberg, T Risch, P Baumann, A Dehmel, ...

TRENDS in Neurosciences 24 (10), 562-564

Spatio-temporal retrieval with RasDaMan

P Baumann, A Dehmel, P Furtado, R Ritsch, N Widmann

VLDB, 746-749

Geo/environmental and medical data management in the RasDaMan system

P Baumann, P Furtado, R Ritsch, N Widmann

VLDB 97, 25-29

A comparative analysis of array models for databases

P Baumann, S Holsten

International Conference on Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 80-89

The six faces of the data cube

P Strobl, P Baumann, A Lewis, Z Szantoi, B Killough, M Purss, M Craglia, ...

Proceedings of the 2017 conference on big data from space, Toulouse, France …

Array databases: Concepts, standards, implementations

P Baumann, D Misev, V Merticariu, BP Huu

Journal of Big Data 8, 1-61

Datacubes: Towards space/time analysis-ready data

P Baumann, D Misev, V Merticariu, BP Huu

Service-Oriented Mapping: Changing Paradigm in Map Production and …

Fostering cross-disciplinary earth science through datacube analytics

P Baumann, AP Rossi, B Bell, O Clements, B Evans, H Hoenig, P Hogan, ...

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation, 91-119

Ogc wcs 2.0 interface standard-core

P Baumann

Open Geospatial Consortium: Wayland, MA, USA

Efficient execution of operations in a DBMS for multidimensional arrays

N Widmann, P Baumann

Proceedings. Tenth International Conference on Scientific and Statistical …

Hierarchical storage support and management for large-scale multidimensional array database management systems

B Reiner, K Hahn, G Höfling, P Baumann

International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 689-700

Web-enabled raster gis services for large image and map databases

P Baumann

12th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 870-874



University Education
  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 1993

  • Diploma in Computer Science, Technische Universität München, 1986



Work Experience

Founder & CEO at rasdaman GmbH

Assistant Research Group Head at FORWISS

Consultant at Softlab

Research Assistant / PhD student at Fraunhofer Computer Graphics Institute